East Angli’a woodland owners urged to take part in 2017 Excellence in Forestry Awards

Royal Forestry Society’s Tom Courtauld is urging East Anglia’s woodland owners to take up the Excell

Royal Forestry Societys Tom Courtauld is urging East Anglias woodland owners to take up the Excellence in Forestry challenge. - Credit: Archant

East Anglia’s woodland owners are being urged to take part in a showcase awards.

Educational charity the Royal Forestry Society’s divisional chairman Tom Courtauld said the 2017 Excellence in Forestry Awards will be an opportunity for the region’a woodland owners to show their value to local economies.

The awards are returning to East Anglia for the first time since 2011.

“Well managed woodlands contribute to the rural economy, landscapes and biodiversity, and the well being of rural and urban communities,” said Tom.

“These awards recognise the efforts of the many landowners and managers whose commitment and dedication to high standards of woodland management is contributing to the public benefit.”

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The society also wants to recognise inspirational educational and learning projects around trees, woodlands and forests.

There are four woodland categories - Duke of Cornwall Resilient Multipurpose Forestry, Silviculture, Small and Farm Woodlands and Urban and Community woodlands. Visit http://www.rfs.org.uk/awards

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