Pruning Apples Trees – Young and Old

Pruning Apples Trees – Young and Old


  • March 1, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Pruning is often considered a mysterious art and something difficult to master, as a subject it is very hard to learn from a book so whilst we look at the theory we will get hands on with some real pruning of young trees as well as discuss the management of ancient fruit trees. Led by (more…)

Woodland Management Workshop (Part 1)


  • Woodland Management Workshop (Part 1)
    March 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

A two part workshop designed to inform current and or aspiring land owners on how to manage woodlands sustainably for the benefit of wildlife and how to add value to woodlands and the materials produced. Part 1 (March 8th) will focus more on the theoretical considerations of managing woodland sustainably, whilst part two (March 9th) will incorporate practical (more…)

Woodland Management Workshop (Part 2)


  • Woodland Management Workshop (Part 2)
    March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

A two part workshop designed to inform current and or aspiring land owners on how to manage woodlands sustainably for the benefit of wildlife and how to add value to woodlands and the materials produced. Part 1 (March 8th) will focus more on the theoretical considerations of managing woodland sustainably, whilst part two (March 9th) will incorporate practical (more…)

Hedgelaying

Event Phone: 01299 488083


  • Hedgelaying
    March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hedgelaying – a two day course at Tickenhill Palace grounds. The purpose of the course is to explore the ancient skill of hedgelaying, traditionally used to provide a boundary and shelter for livestock. As well as the practical benefits for livestock, hedgelaying creates vital corridors and habitat for wildlife, and helps rejuvenate a hedge from (more…)

Planning and Planting and Orchard

Planning and Planting and Orchard


  • March 29, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

We will look at all the considerations in creating a new orchard, including fruit tree selection, rootstocks, spacing, planting, aftercare, shaping and formative pruning of very young trees. Led by Wade Muggleton Includes a tour of Wade’s orchard as featured on BBC Gardeners World Lunch provided, please bring stout footwear and suitable clothing. (more…)

Deer Awareness – An introduction to impact assessment

Deer Awareness – An introduction to impact assessment

Event Phone: 01952 432769


  • April 4, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A course suitable for woodland owners and managers who need to undertake controlled deer management.  The course will provide details on how to gather and assess the level of impact and how to implement and monitor control measures. The course will cover: Identifying a deer presence. Types of damage and the different effects on woodland. (more…)

Orchard Wildlife and Pollinators

Orchard Wildlife and Pollinators


  • April 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

We will look at the value of traditional orchards for wildlife of all kinds.  With the current emphasis on pollinators we will look at the role of blossom and its pollination and how we might all be able to do something to contribute.  Includes a farm walk in the afternoon.  Led by Wade Muggleton Lunch (more…)

Selecting and Managing Deer Managers

Selecting and Managing Deer Managers

Event Phone: 01952 432769


  • May 15, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is designed to equip woodland owners to take control of deer management within their woods. Course cost: £100 Understanding landscape scale management, the role a stalker can play in cull collaboration. Understanding levels of accreditation for deer managers and the minimum appropriate to activity, minimum levels of competency, proving competency, seeking references. Key (more…)