RFS Awards

The Royal Forestry Society is proud to offer a range of awards which recognise students, organisations and professionals for the work they do to improve British woodland and forests.

  • Excellence in Forestry Awards

    The Excellence in Forestry Awards are the premier forestry competition for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, celebrating all that is best in woodland management, forestry education and learning.

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  • RFS Gold Medal

    The Royal Forestry Society's Gold Medal is the highest honour that can be awarded by the RFS for services to forestry.

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  • RFS Sylva Trophy

    This 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...

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  • RFS Long Service Award

    The RFS offers this award to hands-on woodmen, contractors or foresters who have worked at the sharp end of forestry with the same employer and/or on the same...

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  • The James Cup

    The James Cup is presented annually to the author of the best original article in our Quarterly Journal of Forestry (QJF). The award is made in memory of...

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  • RFS Divisional Awards

    The Royal Forestry Society consists of 20 divisions across England, Wales & Northern Ireland. As well as the National Awards presented each year by the Society, several...

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  • RFS – Lockhart Garratt Award for Excellence

    The RFS - Lockhart Garratt Award for Excellence is made to a student demonstrating excellence in the ABC Level 6 Diploma, widely considered the toughest qualification for arboriculture.

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  • Student Awards

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