Student awards overview
RFS Silky Fox Handsaws Award - Overview
The RFS Silky Fox Handsaws Award supports students on practical forestry and arboriculture courses right at the start of their careers by rewarding those students who have stood out.
The award is given for the best student or the student showing most endeavour on their course of study and the prize is a Gomtaro Silky Handsaw and a year’s membership to the RFS. Most importantly, the award aims to reward those students who gain practical hands-on skills in tree and woodland care.
The initiative recognises the increasing value of further education (FE) training programmes in forestry and arboriculture across the UK in providing access to the industry. FE training is consistently delivering the essential practical and theoretical skills needed to launch careers in tree care and woodland management, with many colleges boasting excellent employment rates.
The RFS Silky Fox Handsaws Award was set up to support colleges and ewncourage students in the FE sector.
The RFS is delighted to be working in partnership with Silky Fox Handsaws for this special education initiative.