Winners of RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards 2016 unveiled
The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has revealed the winners of RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards 2016.
The awards - recognizing exceptional woodland management and education - cover a different region each year, and this year the focus was on the north of England.
The list of winners includes:
- Duke of Cornwall’s Award for Resilient Woods: Helmsley Estate, Duncombe Park, near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, owned by the Rt Hon Jake Barnaby Duncombe.
- Award for Excellence in Silviculture: Zetland Estates' Woodland Carbon Code woodland, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, owned by Earl of Ronaldshay
- Small and Farm Woodlands Award: Sawrey Ground Plantation, near Hawskhead, Cumbria, owned by Gary Primrose and Derek Hook.
- Urban and Community Forestry Award: Churwell Environmental Volunteers for the Clarksprings and Daffil Woods owned by Leeds City Council.
- Education and Learning Award: Bill Hogarth (MBE) Memorial Apprenticeship Trust (BHMAT), based in Carnforth, Lancashire.
"The exceptionally high standard of entries across all categories of the Excellence in Forestry Awards 2016 proved a challenge for the judges", said the Royal Forestry Society.
Winners will receive their awards at Lotherton Hall Estate near Leeds on Wednesday 6 July 2016.
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