Warmth in the Winter Woods - Sustainable Woodland Management 12 Week Course Launch

Written by Tir Coed / Tuesday 28 January 2020

10 trainees have started the course keen to learn more, and practice skills that can help them to create their own craft projects and improve the structure of the woodland, and the timber structures that form this outdoor classroom.

Through a series of games and activities they will learn how to identify trees and plants, select which species to coppice and which to favour for the future canopy of the woodland. They will also be improving access routes and opening up the woodland for more people to enjoy and gain a greater sense of well being.

As they work through a structured 12 week training programme the pages of their workbooks will come to life with drawings, photographs and ideas that enable them to achieve a qualification accredited by Agored Cymru.

One graduate of last years course commented:

I sometimes dip into my workbook, to remind me of what we did, and the friends I made. It spurs me on.

He is now engaged in more woodland training and has a part time job working with groups outdoors.

Working alongside the Tir Coed Mentor, he was able to identify opportunities for further training and funding to help cover the costs of that. The skills and confidence that he has built for himself on our courses have helped him to find work that he enjoys.