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Friday 31st August 2018

Northumbria Veteran Tree Project receives funding and announces launch

The Northumbria Veteran Tree Project are delighted to announce that their National Heritage Lottery Fund bid has been successful!

It is their aim to engage as many people as possible in a celebration of the region’s most amazing and significant ancient, veteran and notable trees. So if you live in the Northumberland, Newcastle Upon Tyne or North Tyneside region keep a look out for their website, it is nearly live!
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Saturday 1st September 2018

Field Studies Council One Day Course on Lichens in a Somerset Parkland on Exmoor

A one-day course designed for people who already have an interest in lichens and want to extend their knowledge. The course consists of an introduction to characters used to identify lichens including morphological characters and simple spot tests for chemical compounds, followed by a field visit to collect common lichens on trees and to see a few specialist lichens of ancient woodlands and parklands in the Nettlecombe Park SSSI. FSC fold out keys to lichens will be available for purchase and other keys and literature available for consultation. Participants are also welcome to bring their own specimens to identify in an afternoon lab session.

Pat Wolseley is a lichenologist at the Natural History Museum, London, past President of the British Lichen Society, co-author of Monitoring with Lichens, the FSC fold-out key to Lichens on Twigs and other literature on lichens.

 

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Thursday 18th October to Sunday 21st October 2018

Sustainable Forestry Workshop Estonia October 2018

Following the successful workshops in Milverton Somerset and in Serbia, Forum Synergies in collaboration with the EuCAN partners ELF, the Estonian Fund for Nature, have organised a third Sustainable Forestry Workshop for October 18th – 21st 2018. It will be held in the Alutaguse area in north-eastern Estonia, a region of dense forest and some superb peat mires. They worked with ELF in 2016 helping to survey the mires for Capercaillies. Click here for further info about the 2016 visit.

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The details of the background to the workshops can be found on this announcement from Forum Synergies.

A programme for the conference can be found here.

A registration form for the conference is here.

Participants will have to make their own way to Tallinn but transport will be arranged from there to eastern Estonia.

Costs: there is no fee for attending the workshop – meals and overnight accommodation will be funded by Forum Synergies, the Estonian Fund for Nature and the Estonian National Foundation of Civil Society. Participants are asked to pay their travel costs to and from Alutaguse. The organisers may be able to make a contribution towards travel costs, where participants have a good reason to ask for such help. Please read carefully the section about travel cost reimbursement on the registration form.

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