September at Longleat – not the famous lions, but the bi-ennial ConFor Show. NCFed will be there, represented by Martin Hales and Brian Williamson, and again hosted by Ali and Toby Allen of ‘Say it with Wood’.
Attendance at these big, mainstream, forestry shows puts us where we belong, at the heart of british woodland management practice. It also gives us the opportunity to offer advice and guidance on coppice management to all sorts of woodland owners and managers, from the very smallest to the very largest.
The ConFor Show alternates, year by year, with the APF Show in Warwickshire, which we’ve also attended for the past couple of years. Whilst it isn’t quite on the same scale, it still offers some intriguing, and sometimes disheartening, insights into modern, large-scale, digitised forestry. We like to think that we offer a soothing, human-sized, alternative!