The Native Woodlands Discussion Group is a not-for-profit membership group.  It is open to anyone interested in the ecology, management, history and use of native woodlands in northern Britain.  Our members are an eclectic mixture of professional foresters, staff from government and non-government agencies, people who work with community woodlands, people involved in woodland history and archaeology, students, teachers and interested amateurs.  We also have among our members artists, musicians, writers and others who draw inspiration as well as enjoyment from our native woods.



Each year we hold an Annual Excursion for members, including short seminars and field visits to woodlands. The AGM is held during the Excursion, and there is also a ceilidh to give members another opportunity to let down their hair.


Workshops on various subjects suggested by members are arranged throughout the year.


We also run an annual Woodland History conference and are now taking bookings for the 2018 Conference.


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Privacy Policy from 25 May 2018

Information held on the NWDG database is used only by us for NWDG business and is never passed to third parties without your consent, or used in any way for marketing or advertising anything other than NWDG events and activities.  We hold your name, postal address, email address, telephone number and bank account name (only if you pay by Standing Order and it is not the same as your actual name).

We use your postal address for mailing out the Newsletter and your email address for all other correspondence relating to NWDG membership, events and activities.






Birch woodland in the Lost Valley of Glen Coe.  Photo by Ben Averis

The photograph on the page header is of the Doire Donn Wildlife Reserve, managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, with Ben Nevis beyond. 
This view shows the complete range of woodland habitat in Britain: the mixed wood of birch, oak and pine in the foreground extends down to sea level; on the upper slopes of Ben Nevis are fragments of montane willow scrub.  Photo by Alison Averis


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