Glenlivet Woodland Management and Woodfuel Production Workshop - Tuesday 27th March 2012

28 February 2012

Forestry Commission Scotland, The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate invite you to attend a one-day workshop on the 27th March 2012 to be held at Tomintoul. The workshop will provide advice, discussion and practical demonstrations on managing small woodlands for timber and woodfuel production.


Who is the event for?:

  • Farmers
  • Small Woodland Owners and Managers
  • Farm and Forestry Contractors and Agents
  • Woodfuel Producers


Event Outcomes:

  • Improve your woodlands for better timber quality and increased biodiversity
  • Increase income and enable woodland management by reaching new markets for wood as fuel
  • Learn how to select appropriate markets for wood products
  • Realise the potential to reduce heating costs and your carbon footprint, and secure a sustainable fuel supply

Indoor seminar session – Topics to include:

  • Description/location of market and resource
  • Successful cooperative management of small scale woodlands
  • Methods of small scale harvesting
  • Small scale woodfuel harvesting considerations
  • Woodfuel processing and marketing
     

Outdoor machinery demonstration - To include:

  • Methods of small scale harvesting, extraction and processing to maximise value
  • Woodland access considerations for thinning felling and extraction
  • Woodfuel storage and drying
  • Wood fuel processing demonstration
  • Maximising the value of small scale woodlands

 
For more information please visit: www.usewoodfuel.co.uk
 
To book please e-mail: Grampian.cons@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

 






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