The Deer Initiative

Visit us at the Royal Welsh Show 2019


Published date: 16/07/2019

Come and visit us on the Confor stand (FOR730) next week at the Royal Welsh Show. There will be plenty happening on the stand!

Monday: Landowner focus 

11.45 -12.45 – Landowner one-stop, the helpful forestry update

  • Landowner & Agent Update – Gillian Clarke FISA
  • Managing Deer and Cooking with Venison  – Patrick Faulkner The Deer Initiative
  • Ash Dieback, the needs to know for practical management – Graham Taylor Prior & Rickett

Tuesday: Future foresters

10.45-11.45 – Forestry growing hope to the Climate Emergency and land use change

  • The forest, timber solutions to political problems – Anthony Geddes Confor
  • The potential for expansion of Welsh forestry - Prof John Healey (Bangor University)
  • Housing fit for a climate emergency: Whole life carbon thinking, Eilidh Forster

12-1.30 – Future foresters

Finding a future in forestry, chaired by Toby Allen from Say it with wood: 

  • Forest Apprentice Pilot Scheme – Tracey Jones & Katie Court
  • Future steps into forestry – Jemima LettsTree Sparks
  • Helping business fund training – Anne Hughes, Focus on Forestry First
  • Working in the industry a growing perspective - Tilhill Graduate Scheme

2.00 -2.20 – Modern Methods of Construction Action Plan

  • Becoming a high value forest nation - Wood Knowledge Wales & Confor

2.45-3.30 – Forestry awards

The return of the Forestry Presentation, awards for outstanding forestry and foresters.

Wednesday: Focus on Farming

11.45 - 12.45 – Focus on Farming, Forestry and Agriculture more than 1 + 1 

  • Where forestry fits on farm – Andrew Sowerby, Prior & Rickett
  • Think global, plant local – Andrew Heald, Confor
  • Effective deer control on farm – Lee Oliver, Deer Initiative

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