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Come and see the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) at the CLA Game Fair in Leeds from 31 July-2 August where we are teaming up with Remoti Systems on stand E842 to focus on Best Practice woodland management and grey squirrel pest control.

Ben Morley of Remoti Systems will be launching and demonstrating a new Remoti device that checks traps remotely, saving time and money spent going out to check them manually, no matter how isolated the location.

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Simon Lloyd, RFS Chief Executive

RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd, along with members of the RFS Yorkshire Division, will be talking about best practice for woodlands large and small, and the need to build in resilience into woodland plans.

Simon explained: "As an educational charity we believe in sharing knowledge on how to manage woods to a high standard. This is vital to the long term health of our woods and trees. " We are a founder signatory of the Squirrel Accord, and our members tell us that the damage caused by grey squirrels to their trees is the greatest immediate threat they face. We are therefore delighted to have teamed up with Remoti Systems to demonstrate how new technologies can be effectively and cost efficiently harnessed to help control grey squirrel numbers.

" We are also supporting the British Woodland Survey into resilience, being launched at this show and will be asking all our members to take part. We look forward to talking to Landowners about the issues they face."

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Ben Morely, Remoti Systems

On grey squirrel controls within woodlands, Ben Morley says: "With the increased restrictions on the use of poison, traps have become an obvious alternative. However law and good practice mean checking traps every 24 hours which can be prohibitively expensive and time consuming. The Remoti system enables land owners to monitor the status of their traps remotely. The easy-to-use system has been designed to work in very remote areas, and for everything the British weather can throw at it! 

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Remoti: Checking traps remotely

"By using the Remoti system, users will know immediately when a trap has been activated and thereby reduce unnecessary suffering. By using live catch traps, users can ensure they only catch grey squirrels. Having worked extensively with woodland managers and landowners, we believe we have a proven solution that will save our customers both time and money."

More on the Game Fair here.