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Aims of the course is to look at optimising timber and woodland management

Looking at woodland optimisation including:

  • Basic pruning and aftercare for timber value/form
  • Recreation and alternative woodland usages
  • Woodlands as an educational resource
  • Maximising woodland product and value
  • Practical pruning/aftercare activity.

Course reference: FOP037

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:


Plumpton College at Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre

This course runs on a Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00




We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.

  • Discover the latest equipment for your course

You’ll work on various equipment such as tractors, a WoodMizer saw mill plus a range of wood chippers.

  • Extensive grounds for you to develop your skills

You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.

  • Experience our fantastic modern facilities

Our superb site at Flimwell features our working commercial woodland plus modern workshop – an ideal base for your studies 

  • Benefit from our excellent local connections

You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.

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