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EVENT: Hadau Cymreig Coed Cymreig / Welsh Seeds Welsh Trees

Friday 3 November 2023 10:30 – 15:30

Venue: Long Wood Community Woodland / Allt Cefn Foel Llanfair Clydogau Lampeter SA48 8NE

Collecting local seed to improve the supply of Welsh provenance trees

In order to tackle the climate crisis, we support saving local heritage tree seeds and propagation for local projects in Wales. This workshop is part of a training program to enable Welsh communities to register tree seed clusters, collect tree seeds from healthy trees and set up their own tree nurseries to provide saplings for local tree planting projects.

This course is for anyone who wants to contribute to tree planting in Wales – you don’t need land or a woodland – we can all collect seed from our local trees!

The one-day course will cover the case for using locally sourced native trees in new woodland creation and highlight that this can only happen if there is a reliable supply of seed to tree nurseries.

It will also cover:

• The selection of suitable trees for seed collection and recognition of stands for possible registration as indigenous sources will be explained.

• How to supply seed to commercial nurseries: collections need to be registered with the Forest Reproductive Materials Regulations (FRM), which allows tracing of the trees back to their seed source.

• Include an introduction to FRM, and the logistics of supplying seed for sale will be presented along with an account of practical experience and case studies.

The morning session- from 10:30 to 13:00- this will be available to join online if you cannot make it in person. The afternoon session 14:00 to 15:30 will be a guided walk in the woods.

If you would like to book on the online section, do not use the eventbrite link that is for the in-person course only. To sign up online email and she will send you the joining link.

This event has been made possible with thanks to Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales, with support from Players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

To attend – please send us an email to receive details on how to join.


Casglu hadau lleol i wella’r cyflenwad o goed sy’n tarddu o Gymru

Er mwyn mynd i’r afael â’r argyfwng hinsawdd, rydym yn cefnogi arbed hadau coed treftadaeth leol a lluosogi ar gyfer prosiectau lleol yng Nghymru. Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn rhan o raglen hyfforddi i alluogi cymunedau Cymru i gofrestru clystyrau o hadau coed, casglu hadau coed o goed iach a sefydlu eu meithrinfeydd coed eu hunain i ddarparu glasbrennau i brosiectau plannu coed lleol.

Mae’r cwrs hwn ar gyfer unrhyw un sydd eisiau cyfrannu at blannu coed yng Nghymru – nid oes angen tir na choetir arnoch – gall bawb ohonom gasglu hadau o’n coed lleol!

Bydd y cwrs un diwrnod yn ymdrin â’r achos o blaid defnyddio coed brodorol sy’n tarddu’n lleol mewn creadigaeth goetir newydd gan bwysleisio mai dim ond os oes cyflenwad dibynadwy o hadau ar gyfer meithrinfeydd coed y gall hyn ddigwydd.

Byddwn hefyd yn ymdrin â’r canlynol:

• Bydd y detholiad o goed addas ar gyfer casglu hadau a chydnabyddiaeth o’r rhai sydd â’r posibilrwydd o gael eu cofrestru fel ffynonellau brodorol, yn cael ei egluro.

• Sut i gyflenwi hadau ar gyfer meithrinfeydd planhigion masnachol: mae angen i gasgliadau gael eu cofrestru gyda’r Rheoliadau Deunyddiau Atgenhedlol y Goedwig (FRM) sy’n caniatáu olrhain y coed yn ôl i’w ffynhonnell hadau.

• Cynnwys cyflwyniad i FRM, a bydd logisteg cyflenwi hadau i’w rhoi ar werth yn cael ei gyflwyno ynghyd â chrynodeb o brofiad ymarferol ac astudiaethau achos.

Y sesiwn bore – rhwng 10:30 a 13:00 – bydd posib ymuno ar-lein os na allwch fynychu wyneb yn wyneb. Bydd y sesiwn bore rhwng 14:00 a 15:30 yn daith gerdded dan arweiniad yn y goedwig.

Os hoffech archebu lle drwy’r adran ar-lein, peidiwch â defnyddio’r ddolen bright link sydd ar gyfer y cwrs wyneb yn wyneb yn unig. I gofrestru ar-lein anfonwch e-bost at a bydd hi’n anfon y ddolen i chi ymuno.

Mae’r digwyddiad hwn wedi bod yn bosibl gyda diolch i Goed Cadw gyda chefnogaeth chwaraewyr y People’s Postcode Lottery.

I fynychu – anfonwch e-bost atom i dderbyn manylion ar sut i ymuno.

EVENT: The Llais y Goedwig AGM

Thursday October 12th 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us online for the Llais y Goedwig AGM; hear about the development of Llais y Goedwig over the past year, what projects we have coming up and tell us what our priorities should be for our members in 2024.

There is also the opportunity to discover how your woodland can achieve the National Forest for Wales status and what funding can help you. There will also be a short presentation followed by a discussion about firewood regulations and how this could impact community woodlands possible income and ability to help your communities with fuel poverty.

To attend – please send us an email to receive details on how to join.

EVENT: Practical Skills – Bud Grafting Course

Thursday 15th July at Long Wood Community Woodland, Lampeter
Saturday 31st July at Castell Henllys in Pembrokeshire

A day course in bud grafting will immerse us in a theoretical and practical approach to grafting using buds; otherwise known as chip budding. This method is carried out over the summer months, usually in July.

On this course we will have an overview of all issues relating to rootstock choice, the preparation of scion material and joining the bud to the rootstock to create a successful union. We will also discuss the type of equipment we will be using from grafting knives to tapes, waxes and secateurs. The course will give you a detailed introduction to bud grafting along with a tree to graft and takeaway.

We aim to accommodate all levels of ability in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere.

Please bring along a pair of secateurs, suitable clothing for working outdoors and a packed lunch.

This course will be held outside and follow covid precautions in line with government guidelines.

Places are limited, please book early (see booking details at the top of the page). 

EVENT: Skills Sharing – Woodland Management for Social Forestry

9th and 17th August at the Woodland Skills Centre

15 places available on each day

Woodland Skills Centre is a community-owned, not-for-profit Social Enterprise which has a 50 acre site in the heart of the Clwydian Range AONB. There are 40 acres of woodland managed for social, environmental and economic benefit, workshops, Centre buildings, Forest School sites, tree nursery, polytunnels, apiary, wildflower meadow, heritage orchard, allotments and medicinal herb garden. The Centre runs courses in traditional crafts, countryside management, bushcraft and mindfulness, works with schools, runs family events and has a wide-ranging Social Prescribing programme.

The day events for Llais y Goedwig members will look at trees – identification, propagation, uses of timber, place in the ecosystem, edibility and toxicity, look at the woodland management plan and how it seeks to achieve its objectives and look at how social benefit is delivered by various means including the Social Prescribing programme.

The day will run from 10.00 until 15.00. drinks will be provided but please bring your own lunch. If you re travelling some distance for the event, it may be possible to arrange camping overnight on the 8th or 16th August so you’re ready to start bright and early on the day of the event. Please indicate when booking if you would be interested in camping overnight and we’ll be in touch to discuss cost etc.

This course will be held outside and follow covid precautions in line with government guidelines.

Places are limited, please book early (see booking details at the top of the page). 




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