Details for the ProSilva Ireland to South East England
We are planning to go from a Thursday 6th returning on Saturday 8th September, 2012.
We suggest members to look at direct flights from Dublin to Southampton return costing €132 basic package today with FlyBE, leaving Dublin at 8.30am and a return flight from Southampton leaving at 15.05pm
There is a Travelodge available for about £40 a night which would be centrally located to the sites – ProSilva Ireland will book rooms but people attending need to let Paddy Purser, the membership secretary know, that they are attending. With the flight the provisional cost of the study tour is ~€250, not including food and bus travel.
Places are limited. To secure a place please send a €50 booking deposit to the membership secretary, Paddy Purser, to 36 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, as soon as possible.
Wish to come but not a member yet? – Please see our ‘Join’ page for details here
ProSilva Ireland wishes to thank the UK ProSilva group, the Continuous Cover Forestry Group – CCFG for arranging and hosting this study tour.
ProSilva Ireland Study Tour Itinerary
Thursday: 9.30 arrive in Southampton
9.30 – 12.00: out of airport & travel to Melbury Estate
and then to Clifton Wood 5 miles away
Clifton to Travel Lodge at Podimore is 20 mins.
Friday: Travel to Rushmore Woods: 50 mins.
Travel to Cranborne: 20 mins
Travel back to Podimore 1 hr 10 mins.
Travel to Stourhead: 30 mins
Stourhead to Southampton Airport: 1 hr 20-30 mins.
Learn about IRREGULAR SILVICULTURE IN THE LOWLANDS
Thursday 6th September to Sat 8th September 2012
The visits will illustrate the application of irregular silviculture on a range of site and forest types and consider stands in different stages of transformation on private estates in Dorset and Wiltshire. All the woodland enterprises have multiple objectives but profitability and timber production are key aims.
Locations & Main Points of Interest
CRANBORNE ESTATE, Cranborne, Dorset
- Early stages of transformation in coniferous stands
- More developed broadleaved stands (AFI Research Stand)
- Introduction of irregular silviculture into semi-natural, broadleaved stands
RUSHMORE ESTATE, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
- Middle stages of transformation in Norway spruce and Douglas fir stands
- Irregular silviculture in broadleaved, semi-natural stands
- Biodiversity & Close-to-nature Continuous Cover Forestry on Ancient, Semi-natural stands and Plantations on Ancient Sites
STOURHEAD (WESTERN) ESTATE, Mere, Wiltshire
- Developed, multi-specific coniferous stands (including AFI Research Stand)
- Historic Landscapes & Close-to-nature Continuous Cover Forestry