Wild About Wood Day to educate families about sustainable tree management

Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) are joining forces to spread the word to families about sustainable tree management.

The Wild About Wood Day takes place on April 19 at Woolley Firs in Maidenhead, Berks and will include papermaking, tree-discovery trail and tree aging and measuring.

The project won a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust and is the fourth in a series by the Royal Forestry Society and Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust on how well-managed woods can help to fight climate change, provide food and shelter for insects and encourage traditional crafts.

RFS education officer Debbie Cotton said: "It is important to actively manage woodlands and harvest wood as part of a sustainable management plan.

"The message often gets lost and these events are designed to raise awareness of the need for, and the benefits of, sustainable woodland management."

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