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2015 - Winners



RFS  Excellence in Forestry Awards 2015 showcase Wales

There were strong entries in all categories as the Excellence in Forestry Awards came to Wales for the first time, and we were delighted to be able to include an additional Woodland Creation category, thanks to sponsors Natural Resources Wales.  

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Collecting the Woodlands Creation Gold award for Caia Community Woods, Andy Lewis Wrexham County Borough Council, centre, with Ruth Jenkins from Natural Resources Wales and RFS President Sir Jack Whitaker

The winners and runners up demonstrate the very best in woodland and forestry management practices in their categories. Follow the links below to find out about the gold and silver winners and what the judges thought:

The Awards were presented on 28 July at the RFS's magnificent Charles Ackers Redwood Grove and Naylor Pinetum.  An article detailing the judges' comments will be included in the October 2015 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Forestry.

We would like to thank all our judges and our sponsors:

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For further details please contact Excellence in Forestry Co-ordinator David Brackley on 01772 451276 or email