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 »  (26 events)

Domestic Chainsaw use - Felling small trees up to 15 cm

Tues 31 May '16   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Introduction to Green Woodworking

Thurs 2 June '16   10am - 4.30pm
With: John Waller
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Woodland Pests, Diseases and Fungi. Strategies for dealing with current and future threats.

Sat 4 June '16   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: David Kavannagh Spall
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

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Agricultural / Forestry Lorry Mercedes 1617, Tipper, 4 x 4, sleeper cab, hub reduction, heavy duty springs, fitted with Hiab 100A crane, removable top section of back.
Registered Agriculture Machine, exempt from tax & test. Gross weight 16,260 kg. Train weight 3,500 kg. No HGV needed, can be driven on tractor licence.
Phone me for more details. Collection or delivery can be arranged.
Price £10,500 ono (No VAT) Surrey
Advert Start Date: 2/3/16
Contact: Vic Muggeridge, M & L Contractors
T/F: 020 8786 7383
M: 07703 519639
Forestry Tractor for Sale Valtra 6300 with full forestry guarding and reverse drive.
Road legal, 2001 reg with front loader and air con.
40k gearbox and new front tyres. 6010 hrs well maintained Suffolk
Advert Start Date: 24/4/16
Contact: Guy Jones, Guy Jones Tree Surgery
M: 07973 425339


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 Learing 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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