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Why become a member?

  • Receive our highly regarded Quarterly Journal of Forestry (QJF) with articles on all aspects of woodland management
  • Learn and share your knowledge at up to 100 woodland meetings per year, many in woods not normally open to the public
  • Attend online and in-person RFS training courses, which may be eligible for CPD points
  • Attend our conferences and seminars at a discounted rate.
  • Take part in exclusive UK and Overseas Study Tours.
  • Stay up to date with the latest tree and woodland news and events via our comprehensive fortnightly E-news 
  • Search hundreds of QJF articles in the members' area of our website
  • Members new to woodland ownership can request a free mentor visit through our RFS Mentor Scheme 
  • Benefit from advocacy of members' interests to government both in our own right and in collaboration with other forestry organisations
  • Receive a free copy of Tree Terms (retail price £6) which explains over 300 forestry and tree terms 



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This is what our members said in our 2019 member survey. 

  • 90% of members who responded to our survey tell us they are satisfied or very satisfied with the RFS.
  • the Quarterly Journal of Forestry is greatly valued. 80% of members in our survey rank the revlevance and usefulness of articles as very good or excellent.
  • woodland meetings are a great way to learn. 88% of members who responded to our survey, and who had been on at least 1, ranked the overall experience as good or excellent.