Plumpton College at Flimwell. Woodland Management and Forestry Careers Training

forest management

Woodland Management and Forestry Careers Training Courses include: Forestry and Land Management, Chainsaw use, domestic and professional, Oak Timber Framing, construction method, 5-day practical course, Extracting Timber from Woodland using Horses, Generating Income from Coppice Woodland, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making and Introduction to Green Woodworking. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details. We can also arrange bespoke training courses at your site, ie we have a tree inspection day at Ardingly College with our arborist David Kavannagh Spall.
For a full course list please see this link
Gift Tokens for presents.
Don't forget you can buy gift tokens for courses run by Plumpton College, part or full payment of a course.
These make a wonderful and memorable present. Please contact Claire Gammon on 01580 879547 or email
for more details.

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.


Latest Courses & Events »  (18 events)

Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Plus Two Assessment Days.

5-9 Dec '16   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Plumpton College
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Felling Small Trees

Fri 9 Dec '16   9am - 4.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees and Using Free Fall Techniques. Plus two assessment days.

12-14 Dec '16   9.30am - 4pm
With: Plumpton College
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2935 listings)

Yew, Box, Burrs, Pippy oaks and Elms wanted by wood turner I am looking for all sizes of interesting woods. Elm Burrs and Oak burrs plus Box wood of all sizes. Pretty much any kind of wood thats interesting. I will pay top prices for the right pieces WET or DRY. The items I turn are mainly bowls and hollow forms. I also have my own transport and trailer, so can arrange my own collection. I am based in East Sussex but will travel. East Sussex
Advert Start Date: 3/10/16
Contact: Jonathan, Susses Palaeo
M: 07752 909500
Chipper for Sale £1,050 8" Professional wood chipper,
Chips comfortably up to 150mm,
Selling as need a faster cutting machine.
Less than 9 Months old
comes with PTO
360 Degree adjustable shoot
reversible blades
Single inlet roller.
Buyer to collect, cash on collection. Ceredigion, West Wales
Advert Start Date: 13/11/16
Contact: Philip Swain
T: 01570 493284


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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