We are a charity devoted to the advancement of forestry in all its branches
Members come from a wide spectrum. Some are involved in forestry or the timber industry, others in conservation and woodland management. There are academics, enthusiastic amateurs and representatives from almost every aspect of Scottish life. The important and all inclusive point is that we love trees and care for the environment.
The society is divided into 5 regions, each of which organises visits and talks within their area. We also run a four day Annual Excursion for all members and for you wherever you are based. The society produces a quarterly journal “Scottish Forestry” which is free to members. The journal is internationally recognised and is distributed to academic institutions from China to Canada and all destinations between.
Best practice is shared through these two mediums and influence is brought to bear on the relevant organisations. We have many members sitting on various committees, from local to Goverment.
The society has a ruling body in the shape of Council which comprises 22 elected members. Council meets 3 times a year and guides the continuing progression of the society; we have been going since 1854. We very much hope that you will enjoy browsing our site and that you will join us to safeguard the future for your children and our Nation’s trees.
“Thigibh còmhla rinn gus an t-àm ri teachd a dhìon airson ur cloinn agus craobhan ar Nàisean.”
RSFS/SFT Annual Lecture
The inaugural Annual Lecture will be held on Wednesday 19th March 2014; full details are available in the calendar. Book now, to avoid disappointment. The Society gratefully acknowledges the support of The Scottish Forestry Trust and Forestry Commission Scotland. View the Flyer here
ANNUAL EXCURSION 2014
Details of the 2014 Annual Excursion, organised by Northern Region, are now available in the Members' Area with the Booking Form.
Annual Programme 2014.
Now available in the Members' Area. A copy will also be delivered with your Winter Edition of Scottish Forestry.
The 'winning' tree was recently announced at a Forestry Commission Scotland (FCE) reception in Holyrood. Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, spoke at the event. He said:
“Scotland’s trees, forests and woodlands are some of our greatest and most treasured natural assets. We are rightly proud of them because they help shape our landscape and make Scotland the fantastic country that it is.
“The Scots Pine was an obvious choice and certainly the people’s choice. Its designation of being the national tree of Scotland will help create an iconic symbol to highlight the significant contribution trees make to our country. “
In a consultation of 4,500 people, which spanned 3 months, the Scots Pine was the clear favourite, with over 52 per cent (2,374) of all responses opting for the tree.
This makes the RSFS/SFT Annual Lecture particularly relevant.