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Professor Ted Wilson - new Education Manager for RFS
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Professor Ted Wilson joins the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) as Education Manager today, bringing with him over 30 years experience in the UK and Canada. 

Ted is responsible for implementing and managing RFS educational programmes and will also be focussing on strengthening the evidence base for sustainable and resilient woodland management.

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Ted Wilson: RFS Education Manager         (picture: Jon Walton)

He is already well known to many having worked in most areas of forestry; as a tree planter and feller, district management forester, researcher, academic and consultant. A specialist in silviculture, he has published over 80 papers, reports and other publications in a range of technical and scientific journals. His work has been recognised through awards for innovation in teaching and learning, the RFS James Cup and the Canadian Institute of Forestry Gold Medal. In 2014 he was awarded an adjunct professorship at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto.

In addition to academic work, Ted is passionate about public education and engagement. Recently he has organised workshops on ash trees and forest health for non-professional groups, and a project called “The Nature of Cumbria” that delivers talks and workshops on natural history at village halls and libraries throughout Cumbria.  

Ted says: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Royal Forestry Society team. I look forward to gathering ideas and information, and helping to transfer knowledge about woodland conservation and management as the RFS moves ahead with its Future Foresters and Wise About Woods programmes.

" My predecessor Phil Tanner has left a great legacy, and I wish him well with his future career."

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