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 »  (10 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

Oak Timber Framing

24-28 Oct '16   9.30am - 4pm
With: Chris Nutley and Will English, Sussex Oak Framers
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Quirky Quercus - Loving that Oak

Sat 12 Nov '16   9.15am - 4.30pm
With: Tutors Christine Meadows (and others to be announced)
Venue: Lower Vert Woods, Laughton, Nr Lewes, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2898 listings)

Mixed Hardwood and Spruce Sawlogs. Mixed hardwood - mainly oak with beech, silver birch, sycamore and ash.
Saw logs - spruce. Can be cut to specific size. Leicestershire
Advert Start Date: 25/10/16
Contact: Jon Harnan
M: 07771 734577
Large Diameter Firewood 175 tonnes of large-diameter Oak firewood and better grade at roadside.
To be sold as one lot and the purchaser must be responsible for uplift within a time frame. South West Scotland
Advert Start Date: 25/10/16
Contact: Daniel McGorty
M: 07825 334087


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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