Ceredigion Sustainable Woodland Management Course - Halfway update!

Written by Tir Coed / Monday 11 March 2019

What a team! Some fantastic work has been carried out at Coed Tyllwyd in Llanfarian by trainees who are around halfway through a 12-week Sustainable Woodland Management course in Ceredigion.  The group have been focusing on clearing extraction routes, halo thinning trees and creating habitat piles with brash on a steep bank in the southern end of the woods.

Under the instruction of Rob and Polly trainees have learnt and developed safe felling techniques using hand tools. “They are a really motivated and enthusiastic group, they have managed to do a lot of great work.” The trainees have gelled really well and are very supportive and enjoying both the practical tasks and developing a deeper understanding of woodland management.

With the felling season coming to a close the focus of the course has moved on to using greenwood to craft items and create installations within the woods for public benefit.