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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 provided delegates with a taste of professional CPD events and lectures and gave them the opportunity to get hands on with some of the latest technology and field equipment.

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


  Jez Ralph - Timber Strategies
"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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Nick Pott -  Arbjobs








Learn more about the speakers below

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Click to open the day's agenda below

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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

  • Wreckin Products

  • FH & J Alviti

  • Glendale