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Quarterly Journal of Forestry

The Quarterly Journal of Forestry  (QJF) enjoys a world-wide circulation with subscribers from many different countries; all RFS members receive it too (details below).

As a regular reader said recently:

“What I really like about the wide range of articles in the QJF is they are at a level which offers something for everyone and which does not lose the amateur reader nor insult the professional one”.

Each year the RFS awards the James Cup for the best article as judged by a panel of members. The winning articles can be downloaded from the resources section of this page.

View the full contents list of recent issues of the QJF using the drop down navigation menu at the bottom of this page. To access this content you must be an RFS member. Members can search for QJF articles by topic, author and key word for all QJFs published since 1986, and download full issues here


Publisher’s information:

The QJF Commissioning Editor is Dr Freia Bladon, who can be contacted on 

Guidelines for authors can be found here.

Guidelines for QJF Division Activity Reports can be found here.

The QJF is free to RFS members, available to non-members in the UK for £125 per annum and elsewhere at £240 per annum. Why not join us to receive the QJF free. For enquiries about advertising and non-member/library subscriptions, please contact the publisher:

Geerings Print Limited, Cobbs Wood House, Chart Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1EP
tel: 01233 633366

July 2019
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October 2018

October 2018 Vol 112 No. 4

July 2018
April 2018

April 2018 Vol 112 No.2

Front Cover
January 2018
October 2017

October 2017 Vol 111 No.4

July 2017

July 2017 Vol 111 No.3

April 2017

April 2017 Vol 111 No.2

January 2017
October 2016

October 2016 Vol110 No.4

Oct 2016 Cover
July 2016

July 2016 Vol110 No.3

July 2016 Cover
April 2016

April 2016 Vol110 No.2

April 2016 Front Cover
January 2016
October 2015

October 2015 Vol 109 No.4

July 2015

QJF July 2015 Vol 109 No.3

April 2015
January 2015

QJF Jan 2015, Vol. 109, No.4

October 2014

QJF October 2014 Vol 108 No.4

  • Ash dieback and loss of biodiversity Can management make broadleaved woodlands more resilient? Alice Broome, Ruth Mitchell, Ralph Harmer evaluate the practical measures that might be taken to maintain biodiversity if we lose significant numbers of ash trees from our woodlands.
  • RFS Whole Society Meeting Yorkshire 2014 Lesley Trotter reports on this years Royal Forestry Society, Whole Society event in Yorkshire.  
  • Innovative Structural Systems in Timber In an article based on his presentation at the 'Building in Wood' conference, Professor Richard Harris examines the background to new types of engineered timber structure being built in the UK and presents examples.
  • Managing Epiphytic Diversity in British Woodlands A Scenarios Toolkit; Christopher Ellis, Sally Eaton and Marios Theodoropoulos describe a new scenario-based toolkit designed to help maintain the range of epiphytes in our woodlands.
  • RFS Joins the UK National Tree Seed Project by
  • Developing Urban Forestry in Ethiopia Christopher Suthers recently returned from Ethiopia where he gave a tutorial workshop on urban forestry to university students.
  • The RFS in 1914 Simon Lloyd takes a look at how the outbreak of the First World War affected the Society.