Subscription Rates

Membership categories

The RFS has several membership categories, each with its own subscription rate. All membership categories enjoy the standard membership benefits.

Corporate membership – allows up to five members of staff (based at the same office) to attend RFS events, receive our fortnightly E-news, and enjoy the same benefits as individual members. Two copies of the Quarterly Journal of Forestry are mailed to the corporate members’ office. Corporate members include: local authorities, colleges, estates, tree companies, government bodies, and wildlife organisations.

Individual membership – offers individuals all the benefits and opportunities listed under membership benefits.

Joint membership – is for TWO people living at the same address.

Full-time student membership – an exceptionally low rate to reflect our commitment and support for students.

Most RFS members are UK based, but we do have members in some 15 other countries. These overseas members pay the same rate as UK-based individual members, and receive their Quarterly Journal of Forestry via Airmail.

Rates for 2014

Membership subscriptions for existing members begin on 1 January 2014. From time to time we offer special discounts.

Non-Direct Debit rate Direct Debit rate
  • Corporate member – £167.00
  • Individual member – £59.00
  • Joint membership – £80.00
  • Full-time student – £12.00
  • Corporate member – £157.00
  • Individual member – £52.00
  • Joint membership – £73.00
  • Full-time student – £10.00


1/2 year Non-Direct Debit rates from 1 July to 31 December 2014

  • Corporate member – £83.50
  • Individual member – £29.50
  • Joint membership – £40.00

Special discount: Join the RFS for less

Special first year discount for new members who join via Direct Debit.

  • Individual member – £44.00
  • Joint membership – £62.00

1/2 year Direct Debit rates from 1 July to 31 December 2014

  • Individual member – £22.00
  • Joint membership – £31.00

To take advantage of this offer, please either:

  • download the Direct Debit form and application form at the end of this page and follow the instructions, or
  • call our membership department today (01594 250140) to complete the Direct Debit application over the telephone.

Alternatively, if you would prefer us to contact you by post, please:


Do you pay UK income tax?

Would you like to boost the value of your subscription to the RFS by almost one third at no extra
cost to yourself ? If you answer “yes” to these questions, please complete the Gift Aid section of the membership form (PDF) below and post it to RFS Membership, PO Box 91, Lydney GL15 9AD.

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