2024 Post-Conference Tour

POST-CONFERENCE TOUR

United Kingdom Forestry & Woodlot Tour

September 23-28, 2024

Hosted as the Post-Conference Tour for the 2024 CIF-IFC National Conference & 116th Annual General Meeting.

Continue your travels from Newfoundland & Labrador and join us for a Forestry & Woodlot Tour in the United Kingdom!

Spaces limited! First come, first served. More information on cost, itinerary and registration below.

Itinerary

View the Itinerary at a Glance to see details on what to expect for the Post-Conference Tour!

A full Itinerary (including exact times, locations/addresses, descriptions) will be available soon.

Explore the tour sites

Day 2: Monday, September 23, 2024 – Norbury Park Estate, Staffordshire
Norbury Park Estate, known for its diverse woodlands, wildlife habitats, and sustainable forestry practices is a grade 2 listed estate with over half a million trees.

Day 3: Tuesday, September 24, 2024 – Duchy of Cornwall, Herefordshire
Duchy of Cornwall’s woodlands, extending to 4,601 hectares, consisting mostly of Grade 2 land, and all set in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside. It covers some 15 miles from the southern end at Ross-on-Wye to just north of Hereford, and falls into six sections, mostly agricultural, with around 500 hectares of spectacular woodland and a scattering of residential properties.

Day 4: Wednesday, September 25, 2024 – Forest of Dean (Forestry England), Gloucestershire
Designated the first National Forest Park and today the Forest of Dean is a popular destination for tourists. The forest is still a working forest, producing sustainable timber for the UK market and is also a stronghold for nature with large areas of woodland and open space providing a mosaic of habitats for a wide variety of wildlife.

Day 5: Thursday, September 26, 2024 – Westonbirt National Arboretum
One of the world’s finest arboretums, Westonbirt Arboretum has one of the most beautiful and important plant collections in the world. With 15,000 specimens, and 2,500 species of tree from all over the world, the arboretum plays a vital part in research and conservation, as well as being a beautiful place to visit.

Day 6: Friday, September 27, 2024 – Windsor Great Park, Berkshire (The Crown Estate)
Part of the Windsor Estate, Windsor Great Park is an ancient Royal landscape of forests, grasslands, lakes and gardens. 1,000 years of history including historical monuments, rare wildlife and National Collections of plants and Champion Trees.

Day 7: Saturday, September 28, 2024 – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
This historic landscape garden features elements that illustrate significant periods of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The gardens house botanic collections (conserved plants, living plants and documents) that have been considerably enriched through the centuries.

Cost

$3,500 per person

50% deposit due upon registration to secure your spot.

Please note: price listed above includes accommodations, transportation to/from tour sites, and most meals from September 23-28, 2024; and does not include airfare/travel to/from the UK. Additional expenses for booking travel to/from the UK before/after the tour is under the responsibility of the participant. 

Registration

Spaces limited to 20 participants! First-come, first-served.*

*CIF-IFC and OWA members will receive priority registration until June 10, 2024. General registration will open on June 11, 2024 (dependent on available spaces).

2024 Post-Conference Tour brought to you by:

2024 CIF-IFC National Conference & 116th Annual General Meeting

September 15-18, 2024 | St. John’s, NL

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