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Restoring Wet Woodland in the Surrey Hills

22 April 2017, Dorking

10am - 3.30pm

This event, organised by the South East England Section Committee, will explore the restoration of wet woodland on the public forest estate in the Surrey Hills near Dorking.


The Forestry Commission managed Bury Hill & Redlands Woodland complex in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are located to the South West of Dorking on the North facing slope of the Wealden Greensand Hills (which have been identified as a Biodiversity Opportunity Area (BOA) by the Surrey Biodiversity Working Group). The 400 hectare (ha) site supports a significant wet woodland resource, a nationally important habitat type occurring in a scattered fashion across the Surrey Wealden Greensand.

Since 2011 a programme of wet woodland restoration has been in progress focusing largely on the removal of invasive rhododendron. Join Forestry Commission Ecologist Jay Doyle who will provide an overview of the project thus far as well as discuss future opportunities for supporting wider ecosystem services including sustainable drainage and flood alleviation in the wider landscape.

The group will meet at Dorking railway station, for onward travel by minibus.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate


Please bring your own drink and packed lunch and wear suitable outdoor clothing for the weather.

Booking and payment

This event is open to CIEEM Members only and there is a charge of £15, with a reduced rate of £10 for Student Members.



Date 22 Apr 2017 - 10:00
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Organiser CIEEM South East England Section