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Practical training courses on ESC are organised by Learning and Development (a part of the Forestry Commission) at various locations around the UK.

Courses cover ESC survey techniques, soil and plant identification, and tree species and native woodland community suitability.

For future events and training courses please see FR events.

A series of ESC tutorial videos are now available online

For further information, please contact:

Dr Jens Hauf, Technical Development Manager, Forest Research, Technical Development, Ae Village, Dumfriesshire, DG1 1QB

Phone: 0300 067 5919

Mobile: 07867 553400



Support is available for the following aspects of ESC:

For further information, please contact:

Duncan Ray or email

In some cases there may be a charge for this service. Customers who have attended an ESC training course will receive free technical support for a reasonable period.

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