Calling all woodland owners - European experts set to help Yorkshires forests
June 3, 2011
European forestry experts will be in South Yorkshire during June and July, advising local Private Forestry Owners on sustainable woodland management and establishing successful woodfuel supply chains.
The visit and a series of seminars are part of an ongoing EU funded development programme, led locally by South Yorkshire Forest Partnership, to help reduce carbon emissions from heating installations.
Managing woodlands sustainably increases the health and productivity of woods for both wildlife and timber. Well managed woodlands increase the diversity for plants, birds and animals as well as producing better timber for use in quality furniture and buildings. Low quality wood can be turned into energy to heat homes, schools and offices.
By using woodfuel instead of fossil fuels, Research Scientists from Finland and the UK Forestry Commission will show how our local sustainable woodland resource can be used to help fight Climate Change.
The seminars will take place at The Source, Meadowhall, on 21st June 2011 and Wentworth Castle Gardens, Stainborough on 5th July 2011 anyone interested in attending should contact Robin Ridley at South Yorkshire Forest Partnership.
For further information contact Robin Ridley, Wood-energy Co-ordinator on 0114 257 1199.