Forestry Commission / CLA / Grown in Britain 2019 Forestry Conference: Supplying More Than Timber. Wednesday 9th October at Newbury Racecourse

Woodland in the South-East

We are delighted to invite you to our annual Forestry Conference 2019, to be held once again at the impressive Newbury Racecourse.
The conference aims to provide informative, practical advice for landowners, managers and farmers, highlighting how the forestry sector is about so much more than just timber.
It is an exciting time for the industry, and we will hear a keynote address from Sir Harry Studholme, chair of the Forestry Commission, about the opportunities and challenges facing it in a post-Brexit world.
This conference will bring together a range of voices from different backgrounds to explore how forestry offers a variety of benefits and services beyond wood, in the South East and further afield.
We will:

  • Review the current position of timber markets in the South East

  • Explore the strengths and limitations of supply chains

  • Look at ways the sector can help tackle issues around clean air and water quality

  • Consider what can be learnt from practices in other European countries

  • Hear about the experiences of successful businesses operating in the industry.
    Full conference agenda can be viewed

Dartington Hall, Devon 19th - 21st June 2019

Evolving the Forest

A three-day international gathering bringing together creative thinkers and doers to explore the forest and how we live with trees

Incorporating the 2019 Annual Conference of the Royal Forestry Society.

Details of the programme and associated visits and short courses available at:

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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CLA 2019 Forestry Conference: Supplying more than timber

Wed 9 Oct '19   8.30am - 3pm
With: Forestry Commission, CLA and Grown in Britain
Venue: Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire

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Cedar deodara felled March 2019 Large trunk and some straight 2.8 and 3m+ trunks. Big tall 150 year old tree. Accessible with off-road parking but no close access for machinery. Probably chainsaw converting issue rather than Woodmizer - although I have managed to get some trunks hauled and woodmizered - dragged through garden door. There is still a huge amount of wood left. Make me an offer - low offers considered but you will have to take all of it. Wateringbury Kent
Advert Start Date: 12/7/19
Contact: Llewellyn Thomas
M: 07903 047259
Softwood Poles Required WoodPoint requires ongoing supplies of softwood poles suitable for Giant Tipis. Current production uses 20 per week. Anticipated requirements for the year commencing November 2019 are between 1000 and 2000 poles.

We are looking to secure future supplies and will be able to pay top rates for suitable material. We can buy standing, fell, and extract ourselves or are happy to buy at roadside as either tree lengths or finished poles lengths.

Minimum contract quantity 100 poles. Prompt payment on collection.

Specification for Tipi poles - Length 8.3m
Diameter range at butt (under bark)115mm to 150mm
Diameter range at tip (under bark)63mm to 75mm

Preferred Species are Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce,Larch

The poles need to be cut from live trees, straight and free from deformations or disease. No processor roller marks.
There are a number of details regarding conversion from pole lengths that have to be followed and training can be given on this if poles are sold as finished sizes,

Please contact Oliver to discuss further if you have any potential to supply these poles now or are likely to have during the next 5 years. Alton, Hampshire
Advert Start Date: 20/8/19
Contact: Oliver Barnsley, WoodPont Ltd
M: 07920 056200


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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