Small and Farm Woodland of the Year Award
This Award recognises and rewards smaller woods which have been actively managed in the last ten years, and is aimed principally at the hands-on woodland owner, including farmers.
Entries are invited from farmers and woodland owners or managers from the private, public or voluntary sectors.
- The minimum area is 0.2 hectares and the maximum is 20 hectares. Entrants should be able to demonstrate the award-winning qualities of their site within a half-day visit from our judges.
- The woodland must be under a sole ownership and management. It would normally be one single block but exceptionally a group of neighbouring smaller units, such as farm woods, would be eligible. Entries which form a defined unit within a larger woodland block under multiple ownership are also eligible.
- The woodland must have been actively managed in the last ten years.
- It is expected that the day-to-day management is done by the owner or under his / her guidance. Owners may have taken professional advice, but the woodland must not currently, or for at least five years previously, have been managed by a forestry professional or professional company.
First Prize: A trophy and £500 cash prize
Second Prize: A certificate and £250 cash prize.
Winners will be announced at the EIF Awards Ceremony on 24 October 2024. Watch this space!