Site recognition and Tree Species Selection course

When is the event?

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Where to meet?

Dean Heritage Centre
Camp Mill
Forest of Dean

Do I need to book?

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Course details

This two-day ICF/Forestry Commission/FR event will offer practical insights into methods for site survey, restocking and design planning. Largely field-based, the course aims to give participants a sound understanding of soil identification and site classification techniques, through practical demonstrations. Places for this event are very limited, so early booking is encouraged.

Information and bookings

The following topics will be covered:

  • Soil formation and soil characteristics
  • Soil groups and soil types
  • Soil nutrient and soil moisture regime
  • Soil sampling techniques
  • Vegetation analysis (indicator plants)
  • Climatic and topographical site factors
  • Principles of Ecological Site Classification
  • Principles of species selection
  • Site requirements of main tree species


OS Grid ref: SO6650610276
Postcode: GL14 2UB

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