Staffordshire Centre

Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR)

A Car Visit on Wednesday 19th April

BIFoR FACE facilty at Norbury

This event is now closed

BIFoR is a University of Birmingham facility, situated in a mature oak woodland at Norbury, in the heart of Staffordshire. The aim of the ten year Free Air Carbon Enrichment (FACE) experiment is to establish what effect increasing levels of carbon dioxide will have on forest and woodland life, on those people who live and work in forests, on forest products for industry, building and agriculture and most importantly on our health and well-being. In October 2018, when the project was about two years into its work, we organised a presentation by Anna Gardener for the Centre. During this visit we will have a tour of the project site guided by Dr Sam Dobbie. She will update us on what progress has been made to date with this real, large-scale experiment that will help answer some important questions about trees and the influences of pollution and of climate change.

Meet: 1.45pm, Mill Haft, Norbury Junction Sat Nav: ST20 0FJ
Price: Members £8.00, Visitors £10.00
Booking Deadline: Numbers are restricted for this visit. Please book before April 12th to enable numbers to be confirmed.
Organiser: Sue Willis
The Tour takes about one and half to two hours and is entirely outdoors. Some paths are unven and there are some steps, so walking boots are advisable.