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Thanks to the support of Sorbus International, Haglof International & Stihl the RFS ran the first conference and exhibition day for forestry, arband countryside students and recent graduates in the UK.

250 delegates decended on Moulton College, Northants from 11 educational institutions as well as a large proportion of young professinals and recent graduates.


Focusing on Future Technology, this event provided a taste of professional CPD events and lectures as well as providing delegates the chance to get hands on with some of the latest technology and field equipment.




  Jez Ralph - Timber Strategies
"A Digital Revolution for Forestry"
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Prof. Dan Ridley-Ellis - Head of the Centre for Wood Science & Technology at Edinburgh Napier
"Assessing Timber Quality"

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Jonas Wikner - Marketing Manager, Haglof AB

"Measuring Systems for Professional Forestry & Fieldwork"
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Phil Wade - Director of Sorbus International

"Modern Tree Inspection Methods"

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Nick Pott -  Arbjobs








Learn more about the speakers below

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Click to open the day's agenda below

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Exhibitor List:


  • Sorbus International

  • Haglof AB

  • Arbjobs

  • Mawsley Machinery

  • Stihl

  • Timbeter

  • Pear Technology

  • Gristwood & Toms

  • Orange Plant

  • Vidacycle

  • City & Guilds

  • Hansatech

  • Tubex

  • Forest Research & ESC Demo

  • Tree Diagnostics

  • Wreckin Products

  • FH & J Alviti

  • Glendale