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Ceredigion Woodland Carpentry Course

Tir Coed | May 27, 2019

Ceredigion's 12-week course started last week, running from Coed Tyllwyd, Llanfarian. Lead by Jamie Miller and supported by Cath Rigler, the trainees have got a feel of what the course will be like and what they will be constructing. Over the next 11 weeks, the trainees will undertake various practical tasks, including construction of steps, benches and log stores. Let’s hope the beautiful weather holds out for them.

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Welcome to Coed Tyllwyd

Tir Coed | May 15, 2019

7 trainees joined Wil Nickson and Anna Thomas in Coed Tyllwyd, Llanfarian for a Welcome to the Woods course. The trainees developed new green woodworking skills and their confidence grew during the course. A total of 148 hours was completed over the course of 5 days and 3 of the trainees will be moving on to the Woodland Carpentry 12 week course in Coed Tyllwyd.

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A Warm Welcome To The Woods

Tir Coed | May 13, 2019

In the woods at Scolton 6 trainees spent 166 hours learning about green woodwork. Claire Turner and Tracy Styles led the group to develop their skills and confidence in using the tools. Thanks to Jerry Roberson for providing the location and timber needed to complete the projects. Thanks to Richard Woolley for some brilliant photos.

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Pembrokeshire Social Forestry Progression Course

Tir Coed | May 1, 2019

7 trainees completed over 183 hours of Pembrokeshire's Social Forestry Progression Course in Scolton Woods following their success in the 12 week accredited Sustainable Woodland Management course!

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Powys waving good-bye to another 12 week course!

Tir Coed | April 29, 2019

The first Powys 12 week course of 2019 finished on the 10th April, with tutors Phil Ward & Dave Hughes teaching 10 trainees woodland conservation and countryside skills in the stunning Elan Valley. This 12 week course saw our trainees out in all weathers, improving woodland and creating access to areas of the Elan Valley as part of the Elan Links Project. 

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Ceredigion end of course celebration!

Tir Coed | April 29, 2019

Following an amazing 12 weeks, last Tuesday we celebrated the achievements of Ceredigion’s Woodland Management Course after 7 trainees worked over 1,076 hours between them!

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Cylchlythyr y Gaeaf 2018/19

Tir Coed | March 15, 2019

Mae'r Cylchlythyr diweddaraf yma'n awr! Darllenwch ymlaen am ddiweddariadau ar y prosiectau a newyddion cyffroes.

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Winter Newsletter 2018/19

Tir Coed | March 15, 2019

The latest newsletter is now available! Read through for updates and exciting news.

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Ceredigion Sustainable Woodland Management Course - Halfway update!

Tir Coed | March 11, 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!

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One Day Knowledge Transfer - High Wire Extraction at Coed Nanteos Covert

Tir Coed | March 11, 2019

Five of our trainees and one staff member accessed this one-day knowledge transfer event delivered by MWMAC Ltd, funded through Focus Forestry First Ltd. on February 19th. The aim of the day was to familiarise participants with high wire timber extraction methods using a tractor mounted twin drum winch system! Overall, it was a very interesting and constructive day out!

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