Jez Ralph, Technical Advisor at the Silvanus Trust, completed a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2012. The Scholarship enabled travel to America, India and New Zealand to look at opportunities for investment, adding value to timber and marketing, particularly small-scale timber engineering.
The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust provides a unique opportunity to those in agriculture, forestry and other land use industries to travel and study their industry abroad, though there have been few applications from the forestry sector. For more information about the Scholarships and past reports go to http://www.nuffieldinternational.org . For information about the report or any questions about the opportunities the Scholarship offers please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tree planting and aftercare –
Donation and Gift Aid form
South West Forestry for Future Construction PhD - Summary Report - The Trust has facilitated on behalf of Woodland Renaissance a PhD study into the properties, potential markets and enhanced silviculture of SW Douglas fir. The PhD thesis summary report is now available.
Opportunities to add value to SW home grown timber - Final report for FC England and SW Woodland Renaissance prepared by John Clegg Consulting, November 2011.
Summary of report.
Updated Strategic Study - April 2009 In December 2008 EKOS, in association with Lockhart Garratt Ltd and Professor Colin Price of Bangor University, was commissioned by South West Woodland Renaissance to update the 2002 Strategic Economic Study of South West England Woodland Forestry.
EKOS also undertook an evaluation of South West Woodland Renaissance (SWWR). This evaluation provided a rounded appreciation of the direct economic and more qualitative, additional impacts of the Woodland Renaissance scheme. It complements the earlier SWRDA commissioned evaluation of the whole Rural Renaissance programme which focussed on process. The evaluation is available on request.
South West England Woodland and Forestry Strategic Economic Study 2002 - contents, part 1 and part 2
The original study, South West England Woodland and Forestry Strategic Economic Study - prepared for the South West Regional Development Agency and the Forestry Commission by Land Use Consultants, Eamonn Wall Co, Atlantic/Roger Tym & Partners, Professor Colin Price and Paul Sandys, in October 2002.
Sudbrook Mill closure - final report
The Woodland Renaissance partnership constitution
South West Forestry for Future Construction PhD - summary report
The Devon Forest Education Initiative Cluster Group constitution
Recommendations for purchasing Forest School provision
Good from Woods - Information for Local Partners