Competitions and Events

APF Exhibition 2018

APF 2018 will have the widest range of world class competitions and demonstrations we have ever staged:

The Husqvarna World 25m poleclimbing championships with the worlds top climbers competing against the clock and head to head to get to the top of the 25m poles, beat the world record time of 9.76 seconds and win the crown of World Champion and a share of the fantastic prizes on offer.

The A W Jenkinson & Tilhill Forestry European Chainsaw Carving Championships where 25 of Europe’s top carvers will be competing in a three day open competition to produce a stunning sculpture from a 1 tonne piece of timber

The Stihl Timbersports roadshow will be making a very rare appearance in the UK and we are delighted to be hosting them once again, the last time was way back in 2008. The high level competition will feature some of Europe’s top lumberjacks competing in the six Timbersports events, three using an axe and three with a saw. See www.stihl.co.uk/timbersports-home-page.aspx

The Woodland Crafts area has grown to become the largest display of traditional woodland craft skills to be found in one place anywhere in the UK. Visitors will be able to watch and learn about charcoal burning, Sussex trugs, oak swill baskets, hazel hurdles, Windsor chairs, leather work, pole lathe turning, besom brooms, cane and rush seating, willow weaving, coracles, knife making and many more and will be able to try their hand at many of them.

The vintage machinery area will have a host of working displays of vintage woodland machinery including steam driven sawmills and timber loading

The UK Forwarder Driving Championships are sponsored by Komatsu and Barony College. Situated in a realistic woodland setting the competition will be a real test of the driving and loading abilities of the UK’s best forwarder operators on a very challenging course to find the UK’s best forwarder driver.

Fencing in the 21st Century. For the first time at the APF Exhibition we will have an arena dedicated to the very latest in fencing technology and equipment. Demonstrations by the UK’s top fencing equipment manufacturers will showcase the very latest machines, tools, materials and techniques in a series of practical workshops and demonstrations throughout the three day show.

The Forest Worker Zone. An interactive and practical area aimed at the forest or woodland worker, tree surgeon or anyone who gets their hands dirty during the course of their work. It will consist of a series of short daily interactive presentations on subjects as diverse as physical welfare, chainsaw maintenance, taking out a loan and health and safety and training.

The Seminar Tent. Situated close to the main entrance their will be a daily programme of topical seminars on a wider range of subjects currently affecting the woodland, trees and timber industries presented by experts in their field.

A detailed programme of events will be published nearer the event


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