Free Growth of Oak

When is the event?

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Where to meet?

Hood Memorial Hall,

Do I need to book?

Numbers will be restricted and this event is by ticket only.

The event is free of charge and tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis to those confirming attendance.

Transport to and from the site visit will be provided - due to safety considerations private cars will not be permitted when visiting the site.

Please note that you will need to bring your own lunch.

For tickets please contact the organisers by 31st March 2018

Can we grow oak to 60 cm DBH in under 100 years in Britain?

This is the intriguing question that will be examined (and perhaps answered!) during a visit to Crumblands Plantation in Monmouthshire hosted by Woodland Heritage, Forest Research and Natural Resources Wales.

How does the mass of data accumulated by French managers over 30 years and encapsulated in Jean Lemaire’s book ‘Oak: fine timber in 100 years’ compare with the research at Crumblands?

All will be revealed on this day of silvicultural revelry and excellence!


10.00                     Meet and coffee

10.30-10.40         Introduction to the day and board coaches

10.40-11.00         Travel to Crumblands

11.00-12.50         Tour of experiment

12.50-13.40         Travel back to Devauden and Lunch

Chair for afternoon presentations: Professor Julian Evans OBE

13.40-14.00         Can we grow oak to 60 cm DBH in under 100 years in Britain?  Dr. Gary Kerr, Forest Research

14.00-14.20         The Silviculture and Improvement of oak in Britain
                          Geraint Richards, Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall
                          Graham Taylor MBE, Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

14.20-14.45         Discussion and Wrap-up by Chair

14.45                     Tea and depart



OS Grid ref: ST4830298840
Postcode: NP16 6NX

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