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RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards Presentation 2013

31 January 2013

Forestry | Landscaping

Tubex will be presenting the Silviculture award at this years "RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards Presentation 2013". Tubex are a sponsor of the event which will be held on the 3rd July at Wythenshawe Park and Hall, Manchester. For details of the Forestry Awards, please read ther article below from the RFS.

Clock is ticking to spotlight the truly tree...mendous

The countdown has begun for woodland owners and lovers to throw the spotlight on the very best of woodlands in a region which stretches from Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the South through the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to Cumbria in the north.

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Excellence in Forestry Awards 2013 seek to reward the very best in five forestry categories - multipurpose woodlands, silviculture, small woodland, community woodlands and, for the first time, in conjunction with Forestry Commission England, Urban Forestry.

Owners, managers and woodland lovers have until March 4 2013 to enter. Full details can be found by following the link on the RFS web site www.rfs.org.uk

An additional Schools Award is also being offered for the most inspirational projects involving nurseries, schools or other educational organisations which increase young people's understanding and appreciation of the environmental, social and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests.

At stake are £1000 top prizes and £500 second prizes in each of the categories.

RFS President Nick Halsey says: “Woodlands and trees play a vital role in all aspects of our lives – from helping to combat climate change and providing timber, to enhancing our environment and leisure activities. By shining the spotlight on the very best a region has to offer, we are able to share best practice amongst other woodland owners and managers at a time when the threat of pests and diseases to our woodlands is very real.”

Sponsors include: FC England, John Clegg & Co (Multipurpose (Duke of Cornwall) Award), Tubex (Silviculture)); Wood-Mizer UK (Small Woodlands); PEFC UK Ltd and ECL Howard Watson Smith LLP (Schools).

Further details and entry forms are available by following the RFS Excellence in Forestry 2013 links at www.rfs.org.uk or contact Competition Co-ordinator Trefor Thompson at rfscompetition@boyns.net or call him on 01824 704230. The awards will be presented at Wythenshawe Park in Manchester on July 3.

For further information please contact Wendy Necar RFS Communications Officer on 01926 421679/07973 523168 or email communications@rfs.org.uk