Blackdown & East Devon Woodland Association - http://www.woodbiz.co.uk
The association aims to help woodland owners in the Blackdown and East Devon area keep in touch with each other with regular events, as well as promoting the area's woodland resource. They are currently supporting the Working Our Woodlands Project which aims to strengthen local supply chains, and maximise business.
Bicton College - http://www.bicton.ac.uk/
Bicton College is Devon's land-based college providing a range of land-based courses that are available from entry level to higher education.
Duchy College - http://www.cornwall.ac.uk/duchy/
Part of Cornwall College, Duchy College is Cornwall's College of the Countryside offering a range of horticulture and agriculture courses upto degree level.
Duchy Rural Business School - http://www.duchy.ac.uk/rbs/
The Rural Business School run a variety of educational and developmental programmes, ranging from one-day vocational workshops through the Vocational Training Scheme, to business development through Business Forward, to foundation degrees in Agriculture, Rural Tourism and Agri-Food.
Kingston Maurwood College - http://www.kmc.ac.uk/
Dorset's landbased and agricutural college offering courses from entry level to foundation degree.
Hartpury College - http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/
Based in Gloucestershire, Hartpury offers a range of agriculture and countryside courses at all levels.
Somerset Woodland Association - http://www.somersetwoodlandassociation.org.uk
The Woodland Association and Local Trade Directory aim to help improve the local economy and strengthen the network of contractors and woodland owners. The association will bring together woodland businesses, woodland owners and local communities by offering events, workshops, training and networking opportunities.
SouthWest Woodshed - http://www.southwestwoodshed.co.uk
SouthWest Woodshed is run by Regen SW in support of the SW Bioheat Programme. Whether you are a householder looking for logs, or a business looking for an industrial heating solution, SouthWest Woodshed will guide you through the options and help you identify a way forward.
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SW Directory of Woodland Products & Services - http://www.woodland-directory-sw.org.uk/
The SW Directory aims to provide a comprehensive register of woodland products and services within the SW region, as well as displaying news, events, classified adverts and training opportunities within the wood sector.
Forest of Avon Trust - http://www.forestofavontrust.org
The Forest of Avon Trust plants trees and promotes their benefits in and around Bristol in the former county of Avon. It works on projects from tree planting and mini orchard creation to Forest School training.
Confederation of Forest Industries - http://www.confor.org.uk
ConFor aims to help build the market for timber, timber products and forest services, create a supportive policy environment for forest industries and to help their members become more competitive and successful.
Forestry Commission - http://www.forestry.gov.uk
The body responsible for national policy, grants for planting and woodland management, and the management of public forests.
Forest Stewardship Council UK - http://www.fsc-uk.org
The FSC is an international non-profit organisation promoting responsible forest management through a system of forest certification and produce labelling, allowing consumers to buy wood products from well managed forests.
Grown in Britain - http://www.growninbritain.org/index.jsp
Grown in Britain is a movement that aims to:
- Create a new and stronger market ‘pull’ for the array of products derived from our forests and woodlands.
- Develop private sector funding that supports the planting and management of forests and woodlands through funding from corporates as part of their corporate social responsibility
- Connect together and harness the positive energy and feelings towards our forests and woodlands that many in our society share to create a strong ‘wood culture’. A wood culture that captures personal health and fitness, well-being, community and encourages use of more wood and forest products.
Grown in Britain has cross Government support and the potential to make a lasting difference to the forests and woodlands of Britain.
Institute of Chartered Foresters - http://www.charteredforesters.org
The only UK body for chartered professionals in forestry and arboriculture. They provide members with support, information, training and advice as well as regulating standards of entry to the profession and offer exams for professional qualifications.
MyForest - http://www.myforest.org.uk
A free service for woodland owners, forestry businesses and wood users. Woodland owners can map their woodlands and create a printable management plan. Forestry businesses can be mapped and listed in an online directory, where wood users can search for what they need. MyForest has been developed by the Sylva Foundation. The Silvanus Trust is Sylva's partner in the South West for promoting and using MyForest.
Small Woods Association - http://www.smallwoods.org.uk/
The Small Woods Association supports the sustainable management of woodlands and the production and marketing of wood products for local markets. They provide services to woodland owners, practitioners and producers.
The Royal Forestry Society - http://www.rfs.org.uk
The Royal Forestry Society is a national charity with the aim of advancing and disseminating knowledge and good practice of forestry, arboriculture and allied sciences.
The Woodland Trust - http://woodland-trust.org.uk
The Woodland Trust is dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage. They own and manage woodland throughout the country and also provide information and education on native woodland.
UK Forest Products Association - http://www.ukfpa.co.uk
The Association represents the technical and commercial interests of the wood processing industry, including forest management, timber harvesting, sawmilling and the manufacture of panel and paper products.
WoodNet - http://www.woodnet.org.uk
WoodNet helps timber growers and wood users to make the most of timber resources in SE England. Resources include WoodLots - business to business trading exchange, Weald WoodFair, & Woodland Enterprise Centre - an innovation centre for the timber sector, demonstrating both wood in construction & renewable energy from local timber.
UK Wood Info - http://www.ukwoodinfo.com
UK forest and timber and information. Browse statistical information on the performance of the forestry sector, search for resources or statistics and read key publications on the forest and timber industries.
For links to more forestry related organisations and businesses, please visit the SW Directory of Woodland Products and Services.