The Royal Forest Society (RFS)

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

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

The RFS hosts the Careers Guide for the forestry sector. Check out what four inspiring young foresters have to say about their careers