The Royal Forestry Society (RFS)

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is a ‘knowledgeable’ organisation open to all.

We are very pleased to be able to highlight their work.  Their members represent a wide pool of knowledge, from woodland owners and foresters to enthusiasts for good woodland management.  Learning is based on a long history of evidence based enquiry, informed experimentation, and willingness to share expertise freely.

The RFS recognises that woodland owners have different objectives and priorities.  For all though, managed woodland is more resilient to environmental change, pests and disease, and better able to deliver multiple benefits to the economy, environment and society.

The Tree Conference would highly recommend joining the RFS particularly because of the value of their Quarterly Journal which provides very well informed up to date articles on a diverse range of woodland management and because their network of members is fascinating.

The RFS has divisions across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  To join or find out more go to or email

The RFS also hosts the Careers Guide for the forestry sector.  They are deeply committed to training and accrediting courses to support working with trees.  Checkout what four inspiring young foresters have to say about their careers

This year RFS members will receive a 10% discount.  Please check the RFS newsletter for more details.