RFS – Silky Fox Handsaw Award

Presented to students who have stood out on practical forestry and arboriculture courses as they start their careers.

The award is given for the best student or the student showing most endeavour as they gain practical hands-on skills in tree and woodland care. The prize is a Gomtaro Silky Handsaw and a year’s membership to the RFS.

FE training is consistently delivering the essential practical and theoretical skills needed to launch careers in tree care and woodland management, with many colleges boasting excellent employment rates.

The RFS is delighted to be working in partnership with Silky Fox Handsaws for this special initiative.

2020 Winners

Adam Edwards

Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Tree Surgery

Capel Manor College

James Stewart

Level 1 Introduction to Tree Surgery

Capel Manor College

Daniel Savin

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Countryside Management

Coleg Glynliffon

Chad Abell

Level 2 Arborist Standard

Herefordshire and Ludlow College

Rhys Beardsmore

Level 2 City & Guilds Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture

Plumpton College

Tom Pretty

Level 2 Arborist Apprenticeship

Shuttleworth College

Ben Cross

Level 2 Forestry and Arboriculture

Sparsholt College

Further details on the winner of the RFS – Silky Fox Handsaw Award can be requested from rfshq@rfs.org.uk