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RFS - Sylva Trophy


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The Royal Forestry Society - Sylva Trophy


In 2011 a new challenge prize was introduced by the RFS, the Sylva Trophy, donated by Patrick Evelyn, a direct descendent of John Evelyn, author of the seminal 17th century ‘Sylva or a Discourse of Forest-trees and the propagation of Timber’. This trophy is presented annually to recognise a person or organisation who in the opinion of the RFS has made an outstanding contribution to forestry in its broadest sense.

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Professor Jo Bradwell with the Sylva Trophy. Pic Credit: RFS/Brian Martin

The 2018 Award has gone to Professor Bradwell, who inaugurated BIFoR and who is credited with transforming foretry research in less than a decade. More here.