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  • Forester Steve collects Morley Penistan Award
    14 November 2012
    The winner of this year’s Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Gloucestershire Division Morley Penistan Award, Steve Russell, is a familiar face to many involved in woodland and tree management...

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  • Bede joins foresters’ Hall of Fame
    15 November 2012
    Former RFS President and tireless campaigner for excellence in UK forestry, Bede Howell has joined the foresters’ ‘hall of fame’ after receiving a Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Gold...

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  • Chalara fraxinea (Ash dieback) update
    16 November 2012
    The RFS is keeping a close watch on Chalara fraxinea (Ash dieback) developments to provide information and advice for woodland owners and managers. Advisory posters (A3 sized)

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  • RFS report back on Ash Dieback summit, 7 November
    08 November 2012
    Two experts representing the RFS were among 100 leading figures from forestry and government attending a key summit called to discuss the crisis over ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea)...

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  • RFS calls for urgent clarity over new ash regulations
    29 October 2012
    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is calling for clear guidance for woodland owners and managers wondering how to proceed with planting schemes which include ash among the species, and is...

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  • Ash dieback – RFS joins surveys
    25 October 2012
    The RFS is surveying its own woodlands and repeating its call for sanitation felling and import bans following the discovery of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in East Anglia on native...

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  • New Urban category for RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards
    13 November 2012
    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Excellence in Forestry Awards have been expanded to include, for the first time, an urban forestry category sponsored by Forestry Commission England. Entries...

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  • RFS expands Silky Fox Handsaw Awards
    18 October 2012
    The Royal Forestry Society Silky Fox Handsaw Awards are being expanded to include two more colleges in 2013. Newton Rigg in Cumbria and Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire will join...

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  • Lexham Hall foresters receive Long Service Awards
    11 October 2012
    Two foresters who between them have clocked up 90 years at the Lexham Hall Estate near Swaffham, Norfolk, have been presented with Long Service Awards by the Royal Forestry Society. Roy Clarke...

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  • RFS backs calls for Ash import ban
    10 October 2012
    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is backing calls for stronger measures to ban imported ash trees to prevent ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea), the potentially devastating fungal disease...

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