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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:  


Peter Aspin H S

Shropshire Agroforestry: Trees, hedgerows and cattle

 February 2017

After working on farms in Lancashire and the Cotswolds for eight years, Peter Aspin took on the tenancy of a small dairy farm in Shropshire. The herd was sold in 1996 after which beef cattle were reared. For the past three years heifers have been contract managed for a local organic dairy farm.In this blog he 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 in full here


Simon Lloyd Expertvoices 181114 Wn

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, both native and non-native, in our woods. This will make them more resilient and sustainable. This blog was written for the Tree Charter. Read in full here



Nickijempson Ttblog 080416 Wn 

The Best Classroom in the World

April 2016 

Teaching Trees Education Officer Nicki Jempson, top left, spelling out her childhood love of trees and why woods make the best classroom in the world! This blog was written for the Tree Charter. Read more here 

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