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22 September   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS FULL Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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28–29 September   Introduction to Woodland Management OCN L3

THIS COURSE IS FULL Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Completely redesigned in line with new Forestry Commission Guidelines, this two day course will give you the…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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28 September   Tool Sharpening – Crosscut Saws

Course Cost £80 Venue – GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR  Learn how to sharpen and maintain a 2 person cross cut and felling saw. The iconic forestry tool is still…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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28 September   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL! Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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29 September   Tool Sharpening – Billhooks and Axes

Course Cost – £80 Venue – GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR  Billhooks and axes are used because they are still the most effective tool for felling and timber reduction and  conversion for some…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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29 September   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL! Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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5–6 October   Introduction to Hedgelaying

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a 2 day practical course covering all aspects of hedge laying. The purpose of the course is to provide…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160.00
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5–6 October   Wonderful World of Trees

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This course investigates the structure and mechanisms of trees and how they interact within the woodland environment. The course and…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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5 October   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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6 October   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS FULL Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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9–11 October   Coppice Camp 2019

Cost: £60 subsidised places available Location: May Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NP       Coppice camp is an annual gathering to help restore an ancient coppice woodland. This…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £60
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11 October   Woodland Landscape History

Course Cost: £120 Location: May Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NP Great opportunity for new woodland owners and managers to learn the broad concepts of woodland history and how it…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £120
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12 October   Managing Groups in Woodlands

Course Cost: £85 Location: May Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NP  The course is designed for woodland owners, managers and wildlife officers- who are considering working with volunteers and referral…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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14–18 October   NPTC (201/202/203) Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling of Small Trees

Course Cost: £820 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR NPTC Qualification 002003 (CS30) 002004 (CS31) 5 days training + 1 day assessment. This course combines two NPTC qualification cross…
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Course duration - 5 day
Course cost - £820
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26–27 October   Coppice Restoration

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   All aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland will be covered.     You will learn:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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26 October   Positive Environmental Planning for Woodlands

Course Cost: £90 Venue: …South West Venue to be confirmed… A new course for woodland owners, woodland workers, and woodland managers. The course will help you have a clearer idea…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £90
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26 October   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL! Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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26 October   Introduction to Chainsaw Use

Course Cost: £140 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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27 October   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS FULL Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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2–3 November   Practical Woodland Management

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This course will provide an introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland.…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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9–10 November   Introduction to Hedge Laying

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a 2 day practical course with tutor Karl Liebscher covers all aspects of hedge laying. The purpose of the course…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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9–10 November   NPTC (201/202) Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting

Course Cost: £400 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR 002003 (CS30) 2 days training + 1 day assessment You will learn: Selecting a chainsaw appropriate to use Correct PPE…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £400
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16–17 November   Practical Woodland Management

-THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL- Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This course will provide an introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland.…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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16 November   Christmas Crafts – Reindeer & Trees

Come and get festive with some Christmas crafting. You will learn how to make your very own unique reindeer out of logs, as well as a truly sustainable Christmas tree,…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £55
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30 November   Christmas Crafts – Reindeer & Trees

Come and get festive with some Christmas crafting. You will learn how to make your very own unique reindeer out of logs, as well as a truly sustainable Christmas tree,…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £55
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25 January   Introduction to Chainsaw Use

Course Cost: £140 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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8 February   How to make yourself heard: an introduction to effective communication

Course Cost: £45 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Communication is a huge, huge topic and in one day we can only cover a fraction of it. We’ll…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £45
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21 February   Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

Course Cost: £90 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   The Emergency First Aid at Work & Forestry is a one-day course that covers the National Emergency First Aid at…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £90
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22–23 February   NPTC 201/202 Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting

Course Cost: £400 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR 002003 (CS30) 2 days training + 1 day assessment You will learn: Selecting a chainsaw appropriate to use Correct PPE…
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Course duration - 2 Day
Course cost - £400
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22–23 February   Coppice Restoration at Westonbirt

Course Cost: £160 Venue: Westonbirt Arboretum   All aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland will be covered.       You will learn: Assessing the age…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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2–6 March   2020 NPTC (201/202/203) Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling of Small Trees

Course Cost: £820 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR NPTC Qualification 002003 (CS30) 002004 (CS31) 5 days training + 1 day assessment. This course combines two NPTC qualification cross…
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Course duration - 5 Day
Course cost - £820
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7 March   Hazel Stick Stool Making

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   You will make a traditional stool using hazel rods with mortise and tenon joints and split hazel.    …
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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28–29 March   Timber Measuring

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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28–29 March   Introduction to Woodland Management OCN L3

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Completely redesigned in line with new Forestry Commission Guidelines, this two day course will give you the background knowledge to enable…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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28–29 March   Traditional Fencing (Hurdle Making)

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a 2 day course based at the Green Wood Centre. Participants will learn how to make a traditional…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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4 April   Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   A great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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11 April   Tree Spirit Carving

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR The carving of tree spirits into round wood comes from the “Vaettir” or supernatural being from Old Norse. Learn to carve your…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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18 April   Traditional Fencing (Willow Hurdles)

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Using a traditional Somerset pattern you will how to make a woven willow panel to take home. The woven…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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19 April   Traditional Fencing (Framed Hurdles)

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn how to make a simple framed hurdle using ash or chestnut frame and hazel weavers. Framed hurdles make attractive…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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21–24 April   Introduction to Social Forestry OCN Level 3

Course Cost: £500 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This course explores the use of woodlands to promote social and human wellbeing, and offers you the tools to start applying Social…
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Course duration - 4 day
Course cost - £500
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25–26 April   2020 Charcoal Making (Ring Kiln & Retort)

Course Cost: £160 Venue: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire This is a great opportunity to learn and compare the two key charcoal and Bio-char making techniques using a ring kiln and retort…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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25–26 April   Basket Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR A great opportunity to spend time with a professional basket maker to make a range of baskets of your choice…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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25 April   Bowl Turning

Course Cost: £120 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn to turn a wooden bowl on a traditional pole lathe. From log to bowl, you’ll learn the following processes:  …
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £120
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1–3 May   Sustainable Woodland Management OCN L3

Course Cost: £240 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR A course designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woodlands to balance wildlife, economic and social…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £240
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2 May   Mushroom Cultivation

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Mushrooms are a valuable food-source with an important role to play in our lives: nutritionally, medicinally and environmentally. This course…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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16–17 May   Woodland Ecology

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   This course is designed to provide an understanding of woodland ecology to support woodland management decisions.       …
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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23–24 May   Shave Horse

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn how to make your own Shave horse in the traditional English Bodgers style. The shave horse will be made…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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6 June   Introduction to Chainsaw Use

Course Cost: £140 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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4–5 July   Paddle Making

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Work along side boat builder and artist Clinton Chaloner to make your own personalised paddle. A course suitable for water…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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