Useful Training Courses

Our popular and really useful Micro Training Sessions are back for the Autumn. See
These courses are ideal if you are new to woodland ownership or thinking of applying for grants from the Forestry Commission. The RHI is now offering grants for domestic users of woodfuel heating.

RDPE Subsidised Training for small rurally located businesses, not just land based. New funding released, please register your interest. EG: Horse Drawn Timber Extraction, a practical hands on 3 day course, for only £160 under RDPE, full cost £532. 6th 7th 8th October
Oak Timber Framing 5 day course £180 if you are eligible, next date 27th - 31st October, the full cost is £425. Other courses include, Coppicing, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making, Cleft Wood Hurdles and Pole Lathe Turning. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details. read more

Gift Tokens
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.
There are a number of exciting new courses for 2014, willow garden structures, gate hurdles, willow hurdles, trug making and more...

WoodNet connects timber growers and wood users in South East England, encouraging working practices that help growers to sell their wood profitably while caring for the environment.  WoodNet publishes an on-line WoodLots Directory and in partnership with Plumpton College runs training courses and events at the Woodland Enterprise Centre.

Latest Courses & Events »  (25 events)

Practical Micro Training Mornings - Plumpton College at Flimwell

Fri 5 Sept '14   9.30am - 1.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Ancient Woodland Restoration

Wed 10 Sept '14   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Woodland Trust.
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Sussex Trug Making

Fri 12 Sept '14   9am - 5.30pm
With: Dominic Parrette
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2020 listings)

Hardwood Cordwood for Sale About 250 tons of mixed hardwood (ash, oak, beech, birch etc.) 10ft long cordwood, various diameters.
Most of it well-seasoned.
£55 per ton ono.
(09/06/14) Near Stamford, Lincs
Contact: James Knott
T: 01778 345101
M: 07788 883102
Standing Spruce For Sale in West Wales 3.6ha of Sitka spruce, 48 years old, 651 Marked Stems
Approximate volume 740m3 overbark
Mean d.b.h.- 32cm, Mean stand height 30.4m
D.b.h. range 17cm to 56cm, Tariff No. - 47
Compartment 5 is on an east-facing slope above the river Bargoed, Saron, Llandysul.
Stand is intended for conversion from Sitka spruce monoculture to a system of Continuous Cover Forestry of mixed species from natural regeneration. Two heavy thins planned over 5 years. Area to be thinned is down slope on the east of the track. Last thinned 15 years ago with 1 in 3 through majority. Several small areas have not been thinned. A 4m track runs along the entire stand and a landing is to be provided at the entrance.

If you are interested or need further information (field data, sampling sizes available), please contact Sally.
(20/10/13) Saron, Llandysul
Contact: Sally Hall
T: 01559 370798


Felling Licences and Management Plans part of the micro training mornings

This taster morning 5th September is designed for: Anyone interested in learning about woodland management e.g. those who have recently bought or are thinking of buying a wood, those starting to manage a woodland, those involved in community woodlands.  Topics covered in brief, felling licences, mapping trees, wildlife, conservation and invasive species managemenet. To attend this half day course for only £25 please contact Plumpton College at Flimwell telephone 01580 879547. This is one of four special morning training sessions being run in September, others cover machinery, timber conversion and value of wood.

The RHI is now offering grants for domestic woodfuel heating see website

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