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2017 Excellence in Forestry Awards

The Excellence in Forestry Awards are the premier competition for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, celebrating all that is best in woodland management across four different categories and recognising the very best in woodland and foresty Education and Learning projects.

Entries are invited for 2017 from across Eastern England and the Midlands (Norfolk, Suffolk,  Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands*).

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2017 EiF Sponsors

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There are five categories open to RFS members and non members. Please follow the links below for details of each category and for entry forms:

Excellence in Silviculture

Award

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Duke of Cornwall Award

Resilient Multi-purpose Forestry

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Small and Farm

Woodlands Award

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Urban and Community

Forestry Award

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Education and Learning

Award

Eif2016 Edlearning Gold Bhmt148 Tedwilson Lr

 

 For more information, please contact EiF Awards Co-ordinator David Brackley on 01772 451276 or email rfscompetition@btinternet.com 

 All entries must be received by noon on 7 March 2017

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.  

*Midlands includes the metropolitan county of West Midlands

comprising the metropolitan districts of Walsall, Wolverhampton,

Sandwell, Dudley, Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry; the unitary

authorities of Leicester, Rutland and Peterborough.

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RFS Excellence in Forestry Award Winners and Sponsors 2016. Details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards 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 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