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 »  (19 events)

8 Week Tree Surgery Course at Plumpton College at Flimwell

26 Sept - 18 Nov '16   9am - 4pm
With: Plumpton College at Flimwell
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Introduction to Woodland Management and Applying for Felling Licences and Forming Management Plans

Thurs 29 Sept '16   9am - 4pm
With: Tim Saunders
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Trug Making - make your own trug and take it home at the end of the day.

Fri 30 Sept '16   10am - 4.30pm
With: Dominic Parrette
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2864 listings)

Required Wood Processor and Operator for couple days work We have two-year seasoned cordwood of oak, birch, hornbeam and birch for processing. We wish to hire a local operator with mobile wood processor to cut and split into firewood logs. Couple of days work and we have an on-site static caravan you may stay overnight in. Near Bexhill, East Sussex
Advert Start Date: 16/9/16
Contact: Spencer Bell
M: 07967 341546
Looking for Coppice Woodland Seeking coppice woodland to help maintain / manage in exchange for any products produced.
Can be in, or out of, rotation.
I hold all the revelation qualifications and insurance. Hampshire
Advert Start Date: 13/9/16
Contact: Chris Watts, Watts Forestry
T: 01420 617640
M: 07545 965389


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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