My Green World is running a series of events to help you learn more about our natural world
All sessions take place at the Forestry Comission’s Leigh Woods site and are suitable for adults or students with an interest in the natural world.
Walk and Talk with the Forester (Friday 17th March, 10.30am – 12 noon)
Come and meet the forester, Leigh Woods expert Tom Blythe, to find out more about the history, forestry, conservation and management of the woodland. Find out how coppicing benefits the woodland and its wildlife, meet ‘Big Bertha’ to learn how ancient woodland meets modern planting regimes and discover the difference in management between broad-leaf and coniferous woodland.
Tom started off his career in Cumbria and with the Forestry Commission (Scotland) 11 years ago. He has been Beat Forester (Bristol, Mendips and Savernake) for the last 5 years and is responsible for 3640 hectares of woodland which is all managed for wildlife, public access and timber. Savernake Forest is home to over 6000 ancient trees – making it one of the most important sites for ancient trees in Europe.
Leigh Woods is by far the largest block of woodland in the Bristol area. Scattered ‘veteran’ trees give clues to hundreds of years constant woodland cover found in parts of the wood. Rare trees in Leigh Woods include several species of Sorbus (whitebeam). It is a national nature reserve and is included in the Avon Gorge Site of Special Scientific Interest,
Please note this event is weather-dependent and for safety reasons we will not be able to continue in very heavy rain or high winds.
Date and prices:
Walk and Talk with the Forester – 10.30am-12 noon Friday 17th March £7.50
To book : Please use the link to Eventbrite above or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation of booking will be sent on receipt of payment. Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.
Please note: We will be walking mainly, but not exclusively, on marked trails, and the ground may be wet and muddy. Warm, waterproof clothing and footwear is recommended.
Disabled access: The path is flat but uneven in places. Disabled toilet facilities are available.