The Native Woodlands Discussion Group is a not-for-profit membership group. It is open to anyone interested in the ecology, management and history of native woodlands in Scotland and northern Britain more generally.
Our membership includes an eclectic mix of ecologists, foresters, staff from government and non-government agencies, people who work with restoration projects or community woods, people involved in woodland history and archaeology, students, teachers and many others who share our interests. We also have among our members artists, musicians, writers and others who draw inspiration as well as enjoyment from our native woods. Our diversity makes for great discussion and our membership’s expertise fosters learning and sharing opportunities.
In 2022 we have replaced the traditional three-day residential excursion with a programme of one-day events, and these are proving very popular. Please click on the One-day Field Events page for more information.
Workshops on various subjects suggested by members are usually arranged throughout the year.
We also normally run an annual Woodland History conference
Click on the Events tab for more information – booking forms are normally found here too.
New members are always welcome: click on the Join us tab to download the subscription form.
Find us on Facebook here or search on ‘Native Woodlands Discussion Group’ within Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter: NWDG @TheNWDG
We have a new NWDG YouTube channel – where you can find a recording of Ben Averis’ recent ‘Rainforests of Britain & Ireland’ workshop – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLtO85Q-Z5Y&t=5s