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RFS - Excellence in Forestry Awards

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The Excellence in Forestry Awards 2017 will be held across the East of England (RFS Divisions: Notts & Lincs, Midlands and East Anglia). Details of how to enter will be available here soon.

In 2016, the Awards were held across the North of England and resulted in some truly exceptional entries.  Winners received their awards at Lotherton Hall Estate near Leed in July.  Details of the winners are available here.


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Excellence in Forestry 2016 Award winners, sponsors and judges, with RFS President Sophie Churchill, receive their awards


The Awards rotate around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. And will be held in:

2018 – West (RFS Divisions: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire,

North-West Midlands, Somerset & Dorset, and South Western)

2019 – South (RFS Divisions: Home Counties, Oxon & Bucks, London & Middlesex,

 South Eastern, and Southern) 

2020 – Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and Wales 

They were launched in 2009 as the successor to two former national forestry competitions - the Woodlands and Plantations competition run in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society of England, and the Duke of Cornwall's Award for Forestry and Conservation. They are now regarded as the premier award for woodlands in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Over the years, the RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards have revealed some outstanding examples of woodlands and of woodland management. To share Best Practice, case studies on some of the previous winners are available here. 

For more information, please contact Excellence in Forestry Co-ordinator David Brackley on 01772 451276 or email 


Our thanks to all our sponsors in 2016.

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