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Future Foresters Technology Day 2017

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Thanks to the support of Sorbus International, Haglof International & Stihl the RFS ran the first conference and exhibition day for forestry, arboriculture and countryside students and recent graduates in the UK.

250 delegates descended on Moulton College, Northants from 11 educational institutions.  In addition, there was a substantial number of young professionals and recent graduates in attendance.



Focusing on future technology, this event gave delegates a taste of professional CPD events and the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the latest kit in live demonstrations.

Slides of the presentations given by our conference speakers can be reviewed below. 


Jez Ralph

A digital revolution for forestry

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Prof. Dan Ridley-Ellis - Head of the Centre for Wood Science & Technology at Edinburgh Napier
Assessing Timber Quality


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Jonas Wikner - Marketing Manager, Haglof AB

Measuring Systems for Professional Forestry & Fieldwork

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Phil Wade - Director of Sorbus International
Modern Tree Inspection Methods

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Exhibitor List

  • Sorbus International
  • Haglof AB
  • Arbjobs
  • Mawsley Machinery
  • Stihl
  • Timbeter
  • Pear Technology
  • Gristwood & Toms
  • Orange Plant
  • Vidacycle
  • City & Guilds
  • Hansatech
  • Tubex
  • Forest Research & ESC Demo
  • Tree Diagnostics
  • Wrekin Products
  • FH & J Alviti
  • Glendale