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Winning students: 2012 RFS Silky Fox Handsaws Award
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Christopher Davies, left, receives the RFS Silky Fox Handsaw Award from RFS South Eastern Division Chairman Richard Coombs

Date Issued: 26 June 2012


RFS Silky Fox Handsaws Awards are being presented to 22 exceptional students at colleges around England and Wales. The Awards were introduced this year, in partnership with Silky Fox Handsaws, to recognise those students showing the most endeavour in courses with a strong practical woodland management element.

RFS Education Officer Debbie Cotton says: “Throughout these students’ careers they will be drawing upon practical skills to ensure the health of trees and woodlands. These saws will always act as a reminder of their days at college.

“Understanding good woodland management is a continuous process as new techniques are developed, and new threats and diseases appear. The RFS promotes continuous learning through its many woodland events, allowing those interested in all forms of tree and woodland management to discuss a broad range of issues and exchange experiences while seeing examples of practical management in action.”

For details of the prize winners who have received their awards please visit the Award Winners page.


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