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    09 March 2018

    The Royal Forestry Society welcomes the publication of the British Woodland Survey 2017 (BSW2017) today. The survey provides a powerful incentive to better value the forestry sector for the future and a case for action,...more
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    08 February 2018

    Five new topics - Woodland Archaeology, Tree Health, Tree ID, Forest Soils and GIS management planning -  have been added to the Royal Forestry Society's popular one-day courses for 2018. Back by popular demand are...more
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    09 January 2018

    The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove's plans post Brexit to incentivise farmers who enhance the natural environment, including planting trees but warns incentives must also include bringing existing woods back...more
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    07 December 2017

    The numbers of people working in forestry in England and Wales is growing as the sector benefits from an upturn in demand for forest products. Employers are more confident about the availability and suitability of...more
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    27 November 2017

    "It’s only through ensuring high quality woodland management and talking about it to a wider world that we will help people distinguish between excellence and exploitation in forestry," so says Rachel Thomas as she launches...more
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    06 November 2017

    "It is in our collective best interest for everybody in this country to value managed woodland. We currently fall well short of this aspiration", so said RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd speaking at today's launch of...more
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    23 October 2017

    Forestry and arboricultural students have been challenged to drive a technological revolution to transform the way woods and trees are managed in the UK. Above: Jez Ralph talks to a full house of students and...more
    17 October 2017

    Significant progress is being made in bringing the English forestry sector together to ensure that forestry practice will adapt effectively to climate change. The Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG) is aiming to publish an Action...more
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    01 October 2017

    Andrew Woods has taken over as President of the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) this month as Sophie Churchill's term of office comes to an end. He thanked Sophie Churchill, OBE, for her two years of...more
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    29 August 2017

    The lack of any increase in the amount of woodland in management in England, says the Royal Forestry Society (RFS), could threaten the health of our woodlands. The latest update of Forestry Commission England's Corporate...more