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    Sir James Scott
    01 October 2019

    The RFS has a new President and a new Chair of the Board of Trustees who took office from 1 October.  Above: RFS President Sir James Scott Chair of the Board of Trustees Kitty Martin...more
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    06 September 2019

    There is now added urgency to adapting our woodlands to climate change – according to a report charting the progress of a five-year plan. There is added urgency to adapting our woodland to climate change....more
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    28 August 2019

       Chief Plant Health Officer Nicola Spence and RFS CE0 Simon Lloyd We were delighted to host Chief Plant Health Officer Professor Nicola Spence on a tour of our Hockeridge Wood near Berkhamsted to discuss climate adapted...more
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    22 July 2019

    As the impact of the devastating disease ash dieback on the UK treescape gathers pace, woodland owners and managers are sharing their experiences to help others manage that impact. A new resource by the Royal...more
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    17 July 2019

    Geraint Richards, Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall, has been presented with the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Gold Medal for distinguished services to forestry by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall.  Above: HRH...more
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    15 July 2019

    A forest scientist, author and woodland owner of international renown, Professor Julian Evans, has been awarded the 2019 Sylva Trophy for outstanding contributions to forestry. Patrick Evelyn, left, presents the 2019 Sylva Trophy to Professor...more
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    12 July 2019

    Fourteen woodlands and woodland projects from across London, Southern and South East England wowed the judges in this year’s RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards which were presented at the York Club, Windsor Great Park on...more
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    05 July 2019

    New gates providing easier access for wheelchair and scooter users to the charms of a historic woodland that spans the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire borders have been officially opened. First through the gate! Charlotte Brown and husband Nick....more
    Ankerwykesunny Yewagecandymcgeeney
    27 June 2019

    Some of Britain’s most ancient yews previously said to be up to 5,000 years old may be about to have millennia lopped off their estimated ages. The Ankerwyke yew may be more Norman than Roman. Copyright...more
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    26 June 2019

    The James Cup has been awarded to Jonathan Spencer MBE for a series praised for making the complex science around climate change and woodland management accessible to all. RFS President Andrew Woods presents the James...more