Smallwoods magazine takes on new editor

Small Woods are pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Niemann, the new editor of our quarterley publication ‘Smallwoods’.

Derek Niemann began his career with five years working for wildlife trusts and had a year-long stint as a volunteer tree nursery manager. After working for the RSPB for 25 years, sixteen of them as a magazines editor, Derek is now a freelance writer and editor. He has written three non-fiction books; his latest A Tale of Trees: the battle to save Britain’s ancient woodland, will be published by Short Books in October.






Small Woods Accounts

Small Woods accounts for 2014/15 are now available here. Hard copies will be given to all attending the AGM on 12th September in Cirencester.


Coppice Apprenticeship Recruitment Event

Smallwoods association and the Hampshire Coppice craftsman’s group have created an exciting woodland training opportunity.
A two year part time apprenticeship is on offer to a hard working individual keen to learn the basic skills needed to begin working within the woodland sector.

A recruitment event will take place on September 23rd & 24th near Swanmore, Hamshire.

For futher information and/or to book on please contact 07964 934556 or email

Hampshire Apprenticeship



Small Woods in the Indy!

Phil Tidey, Membership Services Manager, was interviewed this week in the Independent for an article on buying woods.




Small Woods Patron

Rob Penn, who many of you will have come across as presenter of Tales from the Wildwood, has agreed to become the Patron of Small Woods. An enthusiastic advocate for well managed small woodlands, Rob will be helping us raise our profile by speaking at our annual conference, contributing a regular column to our quarterly Small Woods magazine, hosting woodland visits and helping us make our case to partners and funders. See here for more information.