Woodlands and hedgerows are just taken for granted as part of the scenery, but to a large extent, the framework to our landscape provided by trees is actually the product of hundreds of years of traditional woodland management carried out by skilled woodsmen. Sadly though, these skills are being lost and with them our managed woods, coppices and hedgerows. To slow the loss of these traditional countryside management skills in the Ring of Gullion we have developed this course, consisting of seven topics which covers all aspects of woodland and hedgerow creation and management. The course will give you an insight into the various management skills and techniques, further information will be provided on how you can become accredited in these skills.
The course is open to anyone, however, it would especially suit those with an interest in environmental conservation or landowners who want to get the most out of their wooded areas and hedges or perhaps establish new plantings.
There will be two half days and six full days of training involved and people should only sign up if they can commit to the majority of these days, as places are extremely limited.
The cost of the course is just £50; however, volunteers who have built up over 75 hours volunteering with the Landscape Partnership will be offered this training for free, while those who have completed 35 hours will qualify for a 50% reduction in fees.
For full details of the course content and dates, please download the course overview from the link below the photo gallery.
To reserve your place please register via the form below; your place will only be secured once we have received your payment. Payment can be made by sending a cheque, made out to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, to:
Volunteer & Outreach Officer
Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership
Crossmaglen Community Centre
Alternatively, you can pay by cash by calling into the community centre during office hours.