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The RFS welcomes blogs from members and experts in their field on all aspects of woodland management, forestry policy, forestry skills, timber uses and woodland education.

The author's opinions are their own and may not necessarily be shared by the RFS. If you have a topic you would like to submit as a blog please email: communications@rfs.org.uk  

Our thanks to all who have shared their knowledge through blogs on a wide range of topics from  recognising deer damage and planting for diversity to the best classroom in the world and timber  in architecture. Please follow the links below

The most recent three blogs are:  

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Selling yourself – an employer’s point of view

September 2019

Maydencroft MD and Skills Day speaker Tom Williams gives some of his top tips for Future Foresters. Find out more and book your place on the 4 October Skills Day here 

 

 

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 Don't give pests and diseases an easy ride

August 2019

Becki Gawthorpe is a Biosecurity Outreach Officer with the Forestry Commission and is one of the speakers at our Future Foresters Skills Day on 4 October at Shuttleworth College. She believes there are four commitments you can make to help stop the spread of pests and diseases. See what she says here 

 

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Our love of Wild Service Trees

August 2019

Wild service trees (Sorbus torminalis) may be one of the species  planted more widely in coming years as managers look to increase woodland resilience in the face of climate change, pests and diseases. Marcus and Joan Dixon, owners of the Excellence in Forestry award winning Great Groves Wood in Ware, Hertfordshire, explain how they have been following the development of their collection of wild service trees here