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Royal Scottish Forestry Society

For those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

The Society has a rich history, being founded in 1854, focussed on the practical education of enthusiasts, practitioners and owners of forests, woodlands and trees.

RSFS Logo

Royal Scottish Forestry Society

For those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

The Society has a rich history, being founded in 1854, focussed on the practical education of enthusiasts, practitioners and owners of forests, woodlands and trees.

Top 5 upcoming

8 May
Crichie Estate
Date 08.05.2024 10:00 am
12 May
Annual Study Tour 2024
12.05.2024 6:30 pm - 15.05.2024
23 May
Elsoms Tree Nursery
23.05.2024 10:00 am

SF Contributors

These notes found here provide initial guidance.  Please contact the Editor at editor@rsfs.org.uk for further guidance.

Reflections on 2023, plans for 2024

Some thoughts from President, Wilma Harper

Wilma Harper

During 2023, we drew up a refreshed strategy for the RSFS. When we asked members for their views, their priorities were that the society should be a provider of relevant, practical forestry events and a reliable and regular provider of information. The highest scores were for regional field days, bringing people together, publishing information, the Annual Study Tour and training. ‍

In 2023, our regional field days and the Annual Study Tour showcased the breadth of Scotland’s woodland types and management objectives. We also ran training events on forest mensuration and on indicator plants and soils, meeting the growing demand for practical learning. Many events were fully subscribed. Work is under way ...

Latest news from RSFS

RSFS Strategic Plan for 2024-2029


Production of a new Strategic Plan for RSFS is underway. This will also cover Cashel Forest Trust, of which RSFS is the parent body. The overarching purpose of RSFS is to: “Meet the needs for practical forestry and woodland education through supporting those in forestry and woodland management meet their development needs and by promoting sustainable forestry more widely.” With the high-level framework in place, we are now seeking the views of members to determine how to allocate resources, seek funding and develop plans for delivery.
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Cashel Forest Trust link

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society was instituted in 1854. We are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in Scotland, charity registration number SC002058.

Our registered office is Unit 1, Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead, Edinburgh, EH20 9QH.  All correspondence should be sent to RSFS, 2 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7LA.

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