RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards - Overview
The RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards are now established as the country’s premier competition; recognising and rewarding the wise management of trees, woodlands and forests, and supporting schools that are involved in tree and woodland projects. The 2013 competition promises to be a good one, and entry forms are now available (see below).
In 2013 the competition will visit the North West and the West Midlands covering Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.
There are a lot of good stories to tell about British woodlands and the RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards are an ideal way to tell them. We promote the good work of our winning entries right across the industry and to the public at large so that everyone can learn and be inspired. As the UK’s most diverse woodland charity the RFS is well-placed to lead on this.
The RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards are designed to encompass the broad remit that woodland management has in the 21st Century; from best forestry practice and quality timber production through to multipurpose woodlands for wildlife and recreation, small woodlands, community woodlands and even school and college projects. The competition moves around England, Wales and Northern Ireland on a seven-year rotation.
The Forestry Commission is delighted to lend its support to the RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards. The awards are a special opportunity to show how forestry skills and innovation can apply the new UK Forestry Standard and its guidelines in practice.
For details and application forms, please choose a category from the menu on the left. If you have any queries please contact Trefor Thompson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 01824 704230 (office hours only). Forms, documentation and entry fee to be sent to Tefor Thompson at Plas Canol, Llanrhydd, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL152UU.
- Closing date for all categories except Urban Forestry Award: 4 March 2013
- Closing date for Urban Forestry Award: 28 March 2013.
For details of the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 winners, please go to the Winners and judges page.