A team of Dutch foresters visited Thetford Forest to learn about woodland management techniques.

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Thetford and Dunwich Forests played host to international visitors, as a team from the Royal Dutch Forestry Association came to learn from Forestry Commission projects.

The Koninklijke Nederlandse Bosbouw Vereniging (KNBV) spent a week visiting the region as a chance for teams from both sides of the North Sea to compare forest management methods and experience.

Steve Scott, Forestry Commission area director in the East and East Midlands, said: “I was lucky to visit the Netherlands a few years ago to look at their land management techniques, and this was a fantastic opportunity to repay their hospitality.”

The KNBV visitors looked at work the Forestry Commission has undertaken with partners RSPB and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Dunwich to restructure a pine plantation.

The KNBV team also met the Woodfuel East team based near Thetford.

Woodfuel East, a project hosted by the Forestry Commission and funded with European money, is a partnership of leading players in the woodfuel sector offering grants, advice and training to help the East of England make the most of its wood fuel resource.




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