Training: woodland maintenance

Date: Thurs 29 Feb | 11 am - 3 pm | Melmerby

Develop your woodland maintenance skills at our free one-day training event in Melmerby.

Hosted by the Fellside Facilitation Fund Farmers’ Group, this training day is open to farmers, landowners, and Eden Rivers Trust volunteers.

The day will be a mix of hands-on and information sessions that will help you find out when, why, and how to care for your trees and get the best from your new planting.

Hot lunch will be provided – please let us know any dietary requirements when you book your place.


Morning: practical maintenance session out among young trees in the field.

Afternoon: Discussions on maintaining woodlands for nature recovery led by Pete Leeson (Woodland Trust), types of woodland management (Forestry Commission)

and planting for ammonia capture (Catchment Sensitive Farming).


Suitable for: anyone with a reasonable level of mobility to get to the planting sites.
Experience: no experience needed.
Wear/bring: gloves and stout footwear/wellies, old warm work clothes and waterproofs.


To take part: Book your place by Thursday 22 February by emailing Jenni Payne, Volunteer Coordinator at or call her on 01768 866788.

A confirmed meeting place and time will be sent out to you once we have received your booking.


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