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RFS Conference - Treescapes 2021

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Birmingham University

Tuesday 06, Wednesday 07 and Thursday 08 July






Previous Conferences & Seminars


RFS AGM and talk on grey squirrel fertility control 

Monday 10 May 2021 by Zoom webinar

This year we were delighted to offer RFS members the opportunity to participate in the AGM by Zoom

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webinar.   After the meeting we welcomed Dr Giovanna Massei who talked about the progress of the grey squirrel fertility control research, backed by the UK Squirrel Accord and supported so generously by RFS members following our appeal in 2018.

Giovanna Massei is the leader of the Wildlife Research and Control Team at the National Wildlife Management Centre, part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) in York, with broad research interests in methods to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts. Her main research areas are fertility control for wildlife and feral livestock and wild boar ecology and management. 


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 The Importance of Carbon in a Climate Emergency

Various presenters on behalf of Forestry and Climate Change Working Group

The Forestry Climate Change Working Group presented a workshop, hosted by Tilhill, for forestry practitioners to explore the importance of carbon in a climate emergency.

As a result of the UK’s commitment to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050, carbon sequestration is likely to become a significant additional source of income for landowners looking to enhance their property with woodland creation and can underpin the financial viability of a project.  

To watch a recording of the session please click HERE

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Soils cultivation on afforestation sites 

Dr Jens Haufe, Forest Research, on behalf of Forestry and Climate Change Working Group

Foresters know there is a desperate need for a huge increase in afforestation to combat climate change through carbon sequestration.  This webinar is aimed at bolstering the forest industry's technical expertise in one of the most important first steps to achieving this – management of soils.   

This excellent talk was hosted by the RFS on behalf of the FCCWG on 20 January 2021 and repeated due to high demand on 03 February.  You can watch a recording of one of the sessions on the RFS YouTube channel by clicking HERE


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To watch the lecture please click HERE



Climate change adaptation of forests, woods and trees in England

A series of online workshops presented by expert members of the Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG) on 07, 16, 21 and 28 October 2020.  

Session 1 - The Challenge - 07 October 

To watch session 1 as a video, click on the link above.

Session 2 - Silvicultural Systems - 16 October

To watch session 2 as a video, click on the link above.

Session 3 - Species Choice - 21 October

To watch session 3 as a video, click on the link above.

Session 4 - Decision Support Tools - 28 October

To watch session 4 as a video, click on the link above.


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RFS Future Foresters Skills Day 2019

Evolving the Forest 2019

The Future for English Woodlands 2018

RFS Future Foresters Technology 2017 

NDG James Memorial Lecture 2017