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    24 November 2014

    The RFS membership has identified grey squirrel damage as the greatest current threat to woodlands. Grey squirrels cause damage to young woodlands, mainly broadleaf, and primarily to trees aged 10-40 years through bark stripping and...more
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    24 November 2014

    Seventeen remarkable foresters from across England and Wales received Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Long Service Awards in 2014 after clocking up more than 690 years of experience between them. RFS President Sir Jack Whitaker says:...more
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    14 November 2014

    Our Hockeridge and Pancake Wood volunteers have gone into action for the first time, helping to cut back regeneration that had grown over rides. Overseen by the Chiltern Society, 16 volunteers tackled western hemlock, western red...more
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    06 November 2014

    Our unique Conifers for Colleges programme has gone live with a launch at Moulton College in Northamptonshire and praise from across the forestry sector. Conifers for Colleges recognises the risks that climate change, pests and...more
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    03 November 2014

    A graduate surveyor with Fisher German in Banbury has won this year's Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Morley Penistan Award as top student on the Forestry and Woodland Management module at the Royal Agricultural University in...more
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    20 October 2014

    A widening and growing discussion on the damage that grey squirrels are causing to the UK's much loved broadleaf woodlands is warmly welcomed by the RFS. In an article in the Sunday Times on 19...more
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    16 October 2014

    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) welcomes confirmation during Grown in Britain week of a Government aim to reduce burdens for landowners wanting to plant new woodlands and forests and of an increase of 7% in...more
    RFS/LG Award 2014
    13 October 2014

    Claire Nash, founder of St Albans-based The Tree Bureau consultancy, has been presented with the Royal Forestry Society/Lockhart Garratt Award after excelling in the Level 6 PDArb. John Lockhart presents Claire Nash with the RFS/Lockhart...more
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    19 September 2014

    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has launched two new qualifications to meet the skills needed by modern foresters. Phil Tanner, RFS Education Manager, worked with awarding body ABC to build the theory components of the...more
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    17 September 2014

    Three extraordinary foresters - two from Shropshire and one from Leeds -  have received awards from the Royal Forestry Society (RFS). Between them they have clocked up more than 140 years experience. In Shropshire, Willey Estate Forestry...more