RSFS

 The Royal Scottish Forestry Society

...for those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

RSFS COVID-19 update

Check here for updates  All upcoming RSFS events cancelled

In line with government guidance on Covid-19, we have decided to cancel all Royal Scottish Forestry Society events from now to the end of July.  Like many other bodies, we are taking this action to stop unnecessary travel and to protect both vulnerable people and the wider population.

This applies to regional field days, the annual study tour and training workshops.  We are grateful to the many woodland owners and managers who offered to host events for RSFS.  We hope these postponed events can be reinstated once circumstances allow.  We will contiune to follow government advice and provide updates here.

 

Visit Programme 2020

Due to the cancellation of events, the 2020 Annual Programme (Green Card) of visits will not be produced.  We hope to run postponed events when circumstances allow.  All queries to George Moore by email director@rsfs.org.uk or phone 0131 634 0043.

 

Appeal to members

We are looking for a member with an interest in photography to help us curate and manager our extensive digital image collection.  We are very keen to hear from you to help build the galleries for this website.  Please contact  treasurer@rsfs.org.uk if you can help.

Journal archive

We continue to develop the archive containing all back issues of Scottish Forestry.  The latest update means that all journals from 1980 to date available to all members who log in.  It will eventually contain all issues back to 1947. 

What we do

The Society is a welcoming, diverse organisation which is focussed on:

Exploring

With around 20 visits each year to woods and forests, there are always sights to see—from ancient woodland to the most modern forestry practice. Breath-taking scenery, knowledgeable guides, and gracious hosts make these trips deeply rewarding for members from all walks of life.

Learning

The Society takes its role in informing people about trees and forestry seriously. Our highly-regarded, full-colour journal, delivered free to members, combines rigorous academic thinking with general topics close to forest-lovers’ hearts. Our website adds many archived articles and news items together with a full calendar of visits, seminars and social events for members.  

Sharing

We want to hear what our members say and think about forestry topics old and new. Each member has much rich experience to pass on, whether as a scientist, forester or simply as a lover of Scotland’s woodland heritage. Those combined voices can be heard by the wider community—benefitting both the environment and the economy.