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RFS - Sylva Trophy


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The Royal Forestry Society - Sylva Trophy



In 2011 a new challenge prize was introduced by the RFS, the Sylva Trophy, donated by Patrick Evelyn, a direct descendent of John Evelyn, author of the seminal 17th century ‘Sylva or a Discourse of Forest-trees and the propagation of Timber’. This new trophy is presented annually to recognise a person or organisation who in the opinion of the RFS has made an outstanding contribution to forestry in its broadest sense.

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Sylva Trophy Award winner 2016: Ian Jack


The 2016 Sylva Trophy has been won by Lowther Estate's Ian Jack - a forester described as having an " infectious enthusiasm for forestry that is impossible to ignore." More here.