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, 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 »  (23 events)

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

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

Introduction to Green Woodworking

Sat 10 Sept '16   9.15am - 5.30pm
With: Carlos Gonzalez
Venue: Lower Vert Woods, Laughton, Nr Lewes, East Sussex

NPTC Level 2 Professional Chainsaw Certificate 20-03 - (replaces CS30)

15-16 Sept '16   9am - 4pm
With: Alex Livingstone Plumpton College
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2838 listings)

Tree surgery, woodland, countryside and rights of way maintenance Burwood Countryside Services is run by two ex-countryside rangers with over thirty years of experience in countryside and rights of way maintenance. We offer a one stop shop for tree surgery, woodland maintenance and access work. We can provide kissing gate installation, path clearance and much more besides.
Based on the edge of the New Forest we travel across Hampshire undertaking all aspects of countryside maintenance, so give us a call or check out our Facebook page, Burwood Countryside Services. South Coast
Advert Start Date: 31/5/16
Contact: Simon Harrod, Burwood Countryside Services
T: 07999 988958
M: 07910 925036
Fallen Beech - for firewood Mature beech, fallen due to decay in base. Stem and crown solid but fracture runs up stem. Approx 14 m to crown break and dbh of 145cm.
Potential for lots of firewood. Maidstone, Kent
Advert Start Date: 8/8/16
Contact: Simon Elgar
M: 07843 435981


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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