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Forestry Roots






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Has anyone not felt the wonder of woodland or forests? Are you committed to a career in this environment? 

ALA Green Charitable Trust is providing financial support to enable a number of students to pursue their career aspirations in this field of study and work placement. 

Our core principle is about inclusion regardless of background, gender, religion, disability or financial circumstance. 

We know that the environment is crucial to our future and and by working with the RFS we are supporting future foresters to achieve their potential through training and guidance.

We are removing barriers to your first steps into a career of great value in the woodland and forestry environment where the opportunities are many and varied. 

So now, it’s over to you!!


Forestry Roots is a RFS project made possible by the ALA Green Charitable Trust. The project matches college and university leavers with employers, helping to address acknowledged skills gaps within forestry and increase employment prospects for young people in forestry. In 2018 we appointed our first four Forestry Roots foresters. Watch the video to find out how they are getting on and read Katie Steven's blog here



2019 Forestry Roots.

Five young foresters have started their careers this autumn.


The 2019 Foretsry Roots participants are-

Isaac Carr- Assistant Forest Worker, Westacre Estate, Norfolk.

Isaac has a Level 3 Tech Cert in Arboriculture from Myerscough College.

Isaac Carr

Jack Hunt- Assistant Forest Manager with Exmoor National Park Authority.

Jack has both a BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Oxford Brookes University and a Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2 Diploma.


Jack Hunt

 Philippa Pearson- Assistant Forestry Worker, Englesfield Estate, Reading. 

Philippa has a Level 2 Diploma in Practical Environmental Conservation from the National Open College Network (NOCN)


 Philippa Pearson

 Rhys Hancock- Woodland Grounds Assistant, Huntley Estate, Gloucestershire. 

Rhys has a Level 3 in Countryside Management from Coleg Gwent Usk.


 Rhys Hancock

 Sam Cain- Assistant Wood Reeve, Tregothnan Estate, Kent.

Sam has a level 3 Tech Cert in Arboriculture from Myerscough College. 


 Sam Cain


Updates and more information about the 2019/2020 Forestry Roots participants experience will be posted here as well on RFS social media.



2018 Forestry Roots

See an overview of the 2018 Forestry Roots experience:




The 2018 Forestry Roots participants were: 


Post: Woodland Conservation Operative, Heart of England Forestry Post: Estate Under Forester, Babworth Estate  Post: Estate Under Forester - Leconfield Estate Post: Assistant Forest Manager, Nicholsons Garden Design, Landscaping and Forestry 
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Samuel Ozaktanlar

Level 3 Forestry and arboriculture at Hadlow College.

Dominic Young

City & Guilds level 3 Diploma in Arboriculture, Myerscough College.

Willow Arran

BTEC National Diploma Countryside Management, Merrist Wood College.

Katie Stevens 

BSc Forest Management at the National School of Forestry in Cumbria.










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