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Silky Fox Handsaw Award winners 2018 revealed
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From left:  Sion Ceurwyn Jones, Edward Ingham and Rhys Tam Jones. Picture: Les Starling 

The RFS has announced 11 winners of the 2018 Silky Fox Handsaw Award for best Forestry, Arb or Countryside Management student from colleges around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

"It's great to be able to receive this reward from such a prestigious organisation, that has done such good work over the years regarding the preservation and use of our woodlands," Louis Hudson, Northumberland College. 

Winners are:

  • Capel Manor College: Sonny Smith
  • Horticultural Correspondence College: Rebekah Browning and Carol Walden
  • Myerscough College: Isaac Carr and Dominic Young
  • Coleg Llysfasi: Edward Ingham and Todd Wynne-Eyton
  • Northumberland College: Allan Crane and Louis Hudson
  • Coleg Glynllifon: Rhys Tam Jones and Sion Ceurwyn Jones

"This award helps to promote the vital combination of skills needed to succeed in the arboriculture industry," Myerscough College.

The prize is a Gomtaro Silky Handsaw and a year’s membership to the RFS.

The RFS is delighted to be working in partnership with Silky Fox Handsaws to reward those who have stood out on practical forestry and arboriculture courses as they start their careers. Full details of these and other RFS awards are available here