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.


Autumn journal features apples and much more

The autumn 2019 edition of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society’s journal “Scottish Forestry” has just been published. This latest edition is filled with interesting news, reports, articles, letters and book reviews. We have two peer-reviewed papers: Rick Worrell et al cover research into wild apple genetics in Scotland and Paul Smith reviews shelterbelt trials set up in the Outer Hebrides in the 1960s. There is a feature about protecting red squirrels and managing greys, written by the organisations involved.There are reports of Regional outings and our Northern Ireland study tour, and the annual Pinewood Managers report.

The Society is grateful to the Sir Henry Angest Foundation for generously supporting the journal for the last three years. The Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC will support the journal for the next two years. This allows us to continue publishing three editions per year.