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 »  (24 events)

Walking and Thumb Stick Making

Sat 6 Aug '16   10am - 4.30pm
With: Peter Blatcher
Venue: Plumpton College Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

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

WoodLots Directory »  (2801 listings)

Chestnut Sawlog Nice straight grain, no rot.
Two way equal junction at top.
Total length 22ft 6inch.
Large butt 24 inch (27" including bark)
Straight section length 13th.
'Y'/junction section - length 7ft 6inch, ends 24inch and 12inch Top.

At roadside Callington area.
Delivery can be arranged at cost.
Sensible offers only. Cornwall
Advert Start Date: 29/6/16
Contact: J A Mills & Son
M: 07897 140930
Fungi Wanted I am willing to buy, for cash, good fresh examples of the following fungi from trees on private land:
Chicken of the Woods
Hen of the Woods
Beefsteak Fungus
Send me your email address and I will send you pictures of these but please contact me and text or email a photo before touching any fungi yourself.
I am more than happy to come and identify and harvest these fungi once I have seen photos.
I look forward to hearing from you. North London, Middx, Herts, Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Essex
Advert Start Date: 19/6/16
Contact: Darren King
M: 07802 252252


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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