THE Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has linked up with the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), Cumbria Woodlands and Forest Service Northern Ireland to extend its range of one-day courses.

RFS courses co-ordinator Claire Street commented: “All our courses are delivered by recognised experts in their fields and are based on skills and needs identified by forestry professionals and woodland owners.

“We are delighted we have been able to link up with three new hosts. Their support is helping us deliver cost-effective courses to more people around the country. For the first time we are able to include courses on managing ash dieback, woodland archaeology, woodland care, thinning control and intermediate silviculture, alongside established topics including mensuration, grading and pests and diseases.”

The 2020 programme begins on 27 March with a course hosted by Cumbria Woodlands in Kendal – Digital forest management planning using MyForest, led by Paul Orsi.

Full details of all the courses, leaders and prices can be found at