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RFS Visit to Hilliers Arboretum on the 19th April

Subject: RFS Visit to Hilliers Arboretum on the 19th April
From: Abbatt, Ben
Date: Apr 06 2006 14:40:29
Dear all,

Thought you all may like to have the opportunity to attend a visit to our 
local Arboretum courtesy of the RFS - see below.

If you would like to come please ensure that you contact Steve Russell to 
book your place.

Regards, Ben


SOUTHERN DIVISION                    
Divisional Secretary:  Steve Russell, Yew Tree Cottage, 6 Charlton Hill, 
Edington, WESTBURY, Wiltshire.  BA13 4PL   Tel: 01225 XXXXXX (Work), 01380 
830022 (Home)   Email:  steverussell@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk
                                        

SOUTHERN DIVISION MEETING  -  WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL 2006

HILLIERS ARBORETUM, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE (NGR 375237)
By kind permission of Hampshire County Council

Meet 10am for prompt 10.15am start.

Hilliers Gardens and Arboretum is renowned as one of the world's great plant 
collections with an unrivalled collection of hardy trees and shrubs. It 
covers about 180 acres and is at the forefront of a variety of conservation 
programmes at local national and international level.
During our tour, we will be lead by Fran Zaenglein - Head Gardener with Brett 
Athow - Senior Arborist. Amongst the topics we will be looking at and 
discussing will be propagation/nursery work, conservation  and management 
within the arboretum, which trees to thin or remove, specimen trees.  Also 
the magnolia collection should be in flower at the time of our visit.  We 
shall also look at and discuss the future management of a block of recently 
acquired adjoining woodland and it's incorporation into the arboretum. This 
will be a fascinating morning  amongst truly special surroundings

In the afternoon we will visit the adjoining AMPFIELD WOOD by kind permission 
of Forest Enterprise and will be lead by Nick Hazlitt - Beat Forester with 
Kate Harris - Forest Research.
The wood comprises a very extensive area (ca.385 hectares) of fine mixed 
woodland mostly planted in the 50s and 60s and now the subject of a PAWS 
project (Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site) We shall be looking at and 
discussing extensive research sites on establishment through seeding and the 
different methods of preparation of sites, their establishment and aftercare. 
Also the timing and management of the removal of softwoods in the oak 
plantations and areas of hardwood regeneration, the creation and management 
of open space and landscape features and the problems of Rhododendron. This 
will be a most interesting afternoon looking at some most topical subjects in 
a beautiful area of woodland.

Please bring a picnic lunch and your name badge.

Health and Safety
"Please be aware of your health and safety at all times and do not take risks 
that could put either you or anyone else in danger"

Please return the slip below, telephone or email by Monday 17th April 

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To: Steve Russell, Divisional Secretary, Yew Tree Cottage, 6 Charlton Hill, 
Edington, WESTBURY, Wiltshire.  BA13 4PL


I shall be attending the Visit to Hilliers on Wednesday 19th April 2006.


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