Introduction to Woodland Management

About the course

A one day course designed to suit newcomers to the development and management of woodland areas. Whether you have a wood of your own, or in the planning stages of planting, this course is designed to introduce you to the skills required. The need to care for your woodland areas is important which is done by using techniques such as tree planting methods, after care, woodland design, thinning and coppicing. Also covered are the equally important concerns of managing woods for wildlife, recreation and timber production.

Countryside Studies

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a sound knowledge of management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

Many job opportunities exist within the conservation, gamekeeping and commercial sectors, and as part of your progamme you will have the opportunity to develop countryside craft skills such as hedgelaying and drystone walling, useful for a range of future careers.