Interactive forest walk looking at how Welsh forests can sustainably provide the timber resource needed for our future zero carbon society.

“Wood is the only advanced industrial material that we can use more of and mitigate climate change at the same time” – Welsh Minister for Climate Change Julie James MS.

As simple as this sounds, it poses a challenge. Today, most of our construction timber is imported. Reforesting Wales with a proportion of timber producing species is complex and poorly understood.

At this unique event you will gain an understanding of the past, present and future of Welsh forestry, and how Welsh forests can sustainably provide the timber resource needed for our future zero carbon society. The day includes an interactive forest walk where you will be able to learn from experts with a life-long passion for growing trees and processing wood.

Location: Woodlands at Llangoed, Brecon, Wales, LD3 0NP

Woodknowledge Wales is delighted to have been invited to visit the private woodlands at Llangoed. These woodlands are an integral part of a traditional estate and have been predominantly managed to provide timber. The woodlands have won a number of prestigious awards over the years and recently won the Royal Forestry Society regional award for excellence in silviculture. The private Estate focuses on the best quality conifer crops possible for current markets, combined with respect for significant biodiversity. The Estate’s aim to grow the highest yielding, best quality conifer crops possible for current markets, with a clear focus on producing timber (some up to 60cm diameter) with the aim of providing a regular income

Format: In person event – max. 25 places

Speakers: Chris Jones (Forestry Specialist) and Dainis Dauksta (Wood Science Specialist)

PROGRAMME

  • AM Guided Forest Walk
  • PM Theory session with Q&A

This event is part of Trawsnewid Menter Pren | Transforming Timber Enterprise – an event series providing inspiration, knowledge and skills for a zero-carbon built environment.

The transformation to zero carbon creates new and exciting opportunities for both business and skills development. Our aim in this series of expert led events is to inspire organisations in general and young people in particular to better understand and embrace the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation to a zero-carbon built environment. These ‘how-to’ events cover essential aspects of both new build and retrofit, and major on the better understanding of the use of timber products and the forests from which they are produced.

REGISTRATION

This event is free to attend but you must register via Eventbrite HERE.

 


Event details

Date: 23/06/2022

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm