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    Sylvatrophy2018 Awslprofjobradwell Crfsbrianmartin
    19 July 2018

    Professor Jo Bradwell, who is credited with transforming the research landscape for forestry in England in less than a decade, has been awarded the Sylva Trophy. Professor Jo Bradwell receives the Sylva Award with RFS...more
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    17 July 2018

    Royal Forestry Society (RFS) awards have revealed a rich seam of excellence in woodlands and woodland learning projects across the West and South West of England, ranging from the Duchy of Cornwall woodland in Herefordshire...more
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    12 June 2018

    The RFS is among organisations supporting seven recommendations contained in a new report launched today, Agroforestry in England: Benefits, Barriers & Opportunities. Agroforestry: a win-win for productivity, environmental protection and agricultural resilience. Picture: Stephen Briggs The...more
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    25 May 2018

    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) welcomes the Government’s Tree Health Resilience Strategy published today outlining a National Action Plan to build the resilience of our trees, woods and forests to pests and diseases. As a...more
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    08 May 2018

       "Although references to forestry in this consultation are welcome, the almost exclusive focus of the consultation on the future of agriculture, belies the evidence that many of the opportunities to meet the government’s rural...more
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    05 April 2018

    An article examining Serbian spruce as a potential alternative to Sitka and Norway spruces to build resilience in forests has won the prestigious James Cup.  Peter Savill, left,  receives the James Cup Award from RFS...more
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    09 March 2018

    The Royal Forestry Society welcomes the publication of the British Woodland Survey 2017 (BSW2017) today. The survey provides a powerful incentive to better value the forestry sector for the future and a case for action,...more
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    08 February 2018

    Five new topics - Woodland Archaeology, Tree Health, Tree ID, Forest Soils and GIS management planning -  have been added to the Royal Forestry Society's popular one-day courses for 2018. Back by popular demand are...more
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    09 January 2018

    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove's plans post Brexit to incentivise farmers who enhance the natural environment, including planting trees but warns incentives must also include bringing existing woods back...more
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    07 December 2017

    The numbers of people working in forestry in England and Wales is growing as the sector benefits from an upturn in demand for forest products. Employers are more confident about the availability and suitability of...more