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AND just like that, show season is almost at an end. It's been relentless, tiring, energising, and exciting, bringing the best of forestry and arboriculture out into the open and putting it on display.

From the ARB Show in May to the first-ever Swedish Forestry Expo (a highlight as far as FJ is concerned), barely a week has gone by without somewhere to be or something to see. 

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But before we all head off into the woods for another winter of muddying our boots, there's one more event to come. For the first time in four years, the Confor Woodland Show is back – and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. 

With an exhibitor list as long as your arm (including household names like Wood-Mizer and Fuelwood), ample panel discussions and seminars, and even a new home, the Bath & West Showground, which is a relative stone's throw from its former Longleat Estate venue, it seems the CWS has set it sights on grabbing the bull by the horns in a non-APF year. 

Forestry Journal: The Swedish Forestry Expo was one of this year's highlights The Swedish Forestry Expo was one of this year's highlights (Image: FJ)

Richard Hunter, technical and industry support manager at Confor, said: “This is an extremely important time for forestry in the UK. The benefits that woodlands, forestry and timber can provide for the economy, for rural communities, and for the mitigation of climate change present unique challenges and opportunities for the sector. 

“Bringing leaders in the industry together to share knowledge and ideas is now more important than ever.”

Other key exhibitors include Marshall Agricultural Engineering (best known for supplying the likes of Binderberger and Serra), Merlo, Rainbow Professional, and even the Forestry Commission.

Forestry Journal: Wood-Mizer will be among the household names at the show Wood-Mizer will be among the household names at the show

There are some notable absentees, but maybe that's to be expected when all of forestry's shows have basically come at once due to the COVID-enforced cancellations of 2020/21. 

In any case, the CWS will serve as the perfect palate cleanser, providing a last chance to come together and reflect on another year in forestry. 

Has it been a good one? We'll all be a little better placed to decide by the end of next week. 

Visitor tickets can now be purchased online. Bookings made before the event will cost less than tickets purchased at the gate.

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Forestry Journal will be attending the show on Thursday, and will bring you comprehensive coverage across our channels.