Time for a new woodland volunteer

A new year and time for a new woods volunteer.  Not just because we like new things, but because our previous volunteer, Peter, has moved on to paid work after gaining experience with us.

Woods volunteer -this could be you.

Woods volunteer -this could be you.

Advert is reproduced below, deadline is Monday 11th February, 9AM.

A chance to join our woodland team covering Mid & SE Wales. We are based just outside Brecon and are very hands on. We are looking for an individual with a chainsaw ticket. In return we offer accommodation and hope to help you develop your felling, forestry and countryside skills.
We ask that you can commit to a minimum of 6 months for 3-4 days a week.

This role will involve supporting the Woodland Wardens to carry out all aspects of woodland and tree management, including felling, thinning, extraction and milling of timber; maintaining woodland rides; fencing (new/repairs/maintenance); survey (dangerous trees/veteran trees); planting and tree care.
You can see some of our work on this blog

Mid & SE Wales has a diverse range of properties with woodland amounting to 400 ha’s in total. Woods and trees are found on virtually all sites including farms, parkland, mountain edge and by rivers. All sites require regular tree care maintenance and on a number of properties there are ongoing woodland management projects. The Woodlands are managed for landscape, conservation (biodiversity) and access, whilst looking to make a commercial return to sustain our work.

Essential:
Chainsaw Use (NPTC CS30, CS31 essential) (Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling of Small Trees)
A keen interest in woodland or Forestry Management or Forestry Education

General:
Fit and Healthy
Full UK Driving License
General experience or training in other countryside or estate skills for example:
• Tractor driving, ATV driving, Brush-cutting and strimming
• Fencing, Dry stone walling
A general interest and understanding of countryside & forestry issues.

For more information and an application pack, contact our Assistant woodland warden Tim Bennett by e-mail: tim.bennett@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Alternatively, leave a message with the office on 01874 625515 and we shall get back to you.

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