Rodney leading a session at the CCFG conference on Understanding daylight in the context of Continuous Cover Forestry, Westonbirt Arboretum, 2009.

In memory of Pro Silva founding member Rodney Helliwell (1940-2018)

Rodney was one of the original founding members of Pro Silva, a signatory of the declaration of Robanov Kot (1989), the Pro Silva founding document. It is his championing of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), a term he was instrumental in defining and promoting, that will stand perhaps as his greatest legacy. He was the first chairman of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group (CCFG) and was responsible for establishing a formal association with ProSilva.

Upland transformation in Sitka spruce in Wales.

The Case for Continuous Cover Forestry

Phil Morgan, President of ProSilva Europe and known to many ProSilva Ireland members recently wrote an article on "The Case for Continuous Cover Forestry". The Forestry & Timber News Journal has kindly allowed us to re-publish the article here.

CCFG National Conference 2014 – online resources

Resources from the Continuous Cover Forest Group (CCFG) Conference held in The Lake District in June this year are now available on the CCFG website. They include: pdfs of Speaker Presentations (+ some MP4 recordings); a Conference Report with a list…