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.
Normally, each year we hold an Annual Excursion for members, including short seminars and field visits to woodlands. The AGM is usually held during the Excursion.
However, in the current Covid-19 situation, our usual face-to-face events programme is suspended. Members will be emailed regarding any events being arranged and details will also be given on the Events page of this website.
The situation is being kept under review regarding when to resume our events programme.
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