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Excellence in Forestry 2020 - 2021

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.

The 2020/21 RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards will be held across the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Shortlisting has been completed in all five categories but due to public health advice around the Covid-19 outbreak, final judging and the awards presentation are delayed until spring/summer 2021.

There are five separate categories: 

Award for Excellence in Silviculture

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Duke of Cornwall's Award for Resilient

Multi-purpose Forestry

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Small and Farm Woodland Award

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Community Woodland Award

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Education and Learning Award 

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For more information please email Dr Rachel Thomas, Excellence in Forestry Coordinator at  or call us on 01295 678588



With many thanks to our 2020 sponsors: 

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 Savills Logo Large  Trees Please Master Logo 2015  Pefc Logo White Os


The RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards were launched in 2009 as the successor to two former national forestry competitions - the Woodlands and Plantations competition run in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society of England, and the Duke of Cornwall's Award for Forestry and Conservation.

They rotate around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.