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  • TOPICAL TOPIC: Cricket bat willow
    02 June 2011
    TOPICAL TOPIC - Cricket bat willow: The time-honoured game of cricket evolved in SE England in the Middle Ages. The first written rules appeared in 1744....

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  • Woodland visits with the RFS
    27 May 2011
    Forestry vandalism, conflicts between commercial forestry and stalking, growing oaks and adding value to home produce – just a few of the topics being covered by RFS woodland visits during...

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  • Cert Arb RFS introduces new NPTC options
    06 May 2011
    The RFS Certificate in Arboriculture (Cert Arb RFS), which has set the standard for craftsman-level arborists for more than 40 years, has been updated. The Certificate requires candidates...

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  • TOPICAL TOPIC: Rhododendron
    02 May 2011
    TOPICAL TOPIC - Rhododendron: People are often perplexed when landowners chop down or grub out rhododendron growing wild in woods and other habitats. Are they simply eco-vandals...

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  • Native bluebells in full bloom
    17 April 2011
    Native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) are currently carpeting British woodlands – a sure sign of spring and of good woodland management. You can find out why by playing the...

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  • Quarterly Journal of Forestry: April 2011 issue just published
    16 April 2011
    Hot off the press in the Royal Forestry Society’s spring 2011 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Forestry (QJF), comes the latest research and thinking on: Eucalypts for Short Rotation Forestry...

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  • TOPICAL TOPIC: Ancient woodland indicators
    31 March 2011
    TOPICAL TOPIC: Ancient woodland indicators (AWIs) are species that are usually more common in ancient woodland than in more recent sites. They are most commonly vascular plants, although...

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  • RFS urges action on neglected woodlands
    28 March 2011
    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is urging Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman to encourage owners to bring neglected woodlands into active management and to provide further funding to...

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  • Celebrate World Forest Day on 21 March
    13 March 2011
    The Royal Forestry Society invites you to celebrate World Forest Day on 21 March with a walk in a local woodland – or, if you can’t get out and about, why not get the family to try our...

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  • Watch this space
    27 March 2011
    Watch this space! There has been a record number of entries for the Excellence in Forestry Awards 2011. The deadline for entries has now passed and judging has begun. The winners will be...

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