Productivity, Collaboration and Innovation

GiB week


Thursday 11 October 2018 8.30am – 3.30pm

The Owners Club, Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7NZ

The CLA has pleasure in inviting you to the second of our annual one-day conferences, which takes place in Grown in Britain week, providing informative, practical advice on woodland management for landowners and farmers. The theme for this year is ‘productivity, collaboration and innovation’, including presentations on market opportunities, funding options, supply chains, future proofing and tree health. We will also have a technology hub, featuring the latest innovations available to woodland owners and managers.

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WoodNet join FACE Partnership

Forestry Advisory Consortium

FACE is a group of forestry organisations and advisors who have come together to provide specialist support to forest and timber supply chain businesses which are considering investment in new facilities and equipment. It consists of the Community Forest Trust, Cumbria Woodlands, Kent Downs AONB, Martin Glynn FICFor, Northwoods, Rural Development Initiatives, Small Woods Association, Silvanus Trust, Sylva Foundation, Woodnet and Yorwoods. Together they advise on business planning, marketing, financial forecasting, grant applications and technical issues.


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Hardwood Wanted for Firewood Processor I require an artic load of hardwood suitable for processing. Up to 15", Preferably roadside collection as have own transport arranged.

Please email of call if you have anything of interest. Worcestershire
Advert Start Date: 24/8/18
Contact: Lewis Gregory
M: 07927 127233
Job Opportunities at Torry Hill Chestnut Fencing Ltd. Torry Hill Chestnut Fencing is a well-established manufacturer of chestnut products,based on the Torry Hill estate in North Kent. The business is growing and we have a number of job opportunities available.
We wish to recruit three full time pale makers to augment our existing team working in our yard near Doddington. We supply shaved wood, and experienced pale makers will have no problem earning £600 or more per week.
We are running a training scheme for novice pale makers,and there are two places available for serious and committed applicants.
There is also a vacancy for a harvesting manager to build and run a team of coppice cutters who will keep the business supplied with raw material. This is a full time salaried post, and the ideal applicant will have at least some experience of the industry, all relavant certificates and proven management skills.

We also can offer opportunities for coppice cutters to cut pale wood.Our current acreage rate is £1800 per acre.

If you have an interest in any of these posts please contact as below, and also please see our other advertisement which offers a yard and building for rent. Doddington, North Kent
Advert Start Date: 27/9/18
Contact: John Leigh Pemberton, Torry Hill Estate
T: 01795 886020
F: 01795 886196


A Training Resource for Traditional Timber Building


Woodnet have completed a partnership project with architects, carpenters and woodwork trainers to support carpentry vocational skills training.

Supported by the Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme Woodnet participants visited several European countries to discover the differences, and many similarities in timber construction and wood decoration.

The background to this research is available at  and this web portal also provides a link to a 3D models exploring many of the structures, ranging from a barn in Kent to a Latvian windmill, a Romanian church and a French farmhouse.

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