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Blog Spot

The RFS welcomes blogs from members and experts in their field on all aspects of woodland management, forestry and forestry skills. The author's opinions are their own and may not necessarily be shared by the RFS. If you have a topic you would like to submit as a blog please email:  


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Feel the Force

April 2017

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People (Tree Charter) 2017, will be launched in November 2017, 800 years after the original Charter of the Forests was signed by King Henry III. Four members of the Tree Charter Student Council who are studying forestry and related subjects tell us what it means to them here.



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Economic Trees

 March 2017

Bob Chard is an RFS member with a long term interest in forestry and rural land use. He works on climate change adaptation issues, including a project to develop Tropical Hardwood Importation Substitute (THIS) trees, in his own woodland creation scheme. Read his blog here.




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Shropshire Agroforestry: Trees, hedgerows and cattle

 February 2017

Farmer Peter Aspin tells us how critical trees are to the welfare of his animals and why agroforestry is at the heart of his business. Read the blog here




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Resilient Trees

November 2016

RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd argues that to counter the threat of tree diseases and pests we should plant a much greater variety of tree species.This blog was written for the Tree Charter. Read in full here




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The Best Classroom in the World

April 2016 

Teaching Trees Education Officer Nicki Jempson spells out why woods make the best classroom in the world! This blog was written for the Tree Charter. Read more here