Another year of celebrating excellence in forestry

For the second year running, FSC UK has played a part in the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Excellence in Forestry Awards, with Forest Standards Manager Dr Owen Davies returning to judge three categories.

Diversification of pine plantations at Carburton and Clumber, managed by Forestry Commission England, winner of this year’s Duke of Cornwall’s Award for Resilient Multi-purpose Forestry. (© FSC UK)© FSC UKThis year the Awards covered Eastern England and the Midlands, from Nottinghamshire to Suffolk. Owen and fellow judge Dr Christine Cahalan visited a diverse range of woodlands throughout the area, entered for the Duke of Cornwall’s Award for Resilient Multi-purpose Forestry, the Award for Excellence in Silviculture, or the Small and Farm Woodlands Award.

“It is a pleasure and a privilege to continue to judge the Excellence in Forestry Awards,” says Owen. “Once again I have been lucky enough to visit an extraordinary variety of woodlands, particularly in the small and farm woodlands category, to see some terrific forest management, and to learn about how woodland owners and managers are responding to the very real challenges they face.”

Full results have been announced on the RFS website. The Awards will be presented at Grimsthorpe Castle on 14 July.

Next year the Excellence in Forestry Awards will cover the West of England. For more information visit the RFS website.


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