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RFS - Sylva Trophy


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The Royal Forestry Society - Sylva Trophy


In 2011 a new challenge prize was introduced by the RFS, the Sylva Trophy, donated by Patrick Evelyn, a direct descendent of John Evelyn, author of the seminal 17th century ‘Sylva or a Discourse of Forest-trees and the propagation of Timber’. This new trophy is presented annually to recognise a person or organisation who in the opinion of the RFS has made an outstanding contribution to forestry in its broadest sense.

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Sally Goodwin with the Sylva Trophy awarded posthumously to Peter Goodwin

The 2017 Sylva Trophy has been awarded posthumously to the renown timber furniture manufacturer and one of the founders of Woodland Heritage, Peter Goodwin. Peter was described as "the beating heart of forestry." His widow Sally Goodwin  was presented with the Trophy during the Excellence in Forestry Awards. More here.