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Royal Scottish Forestry Society

Our members come from all backgrounds, and include students and professionals, keen amateurs, official bodies, and voluntary and community organisations - but all with a common interest in trees.

As a member you will benefit from being able to:

  • Attend local meetings throughout the country both in and outdoors - many of the visits are to parks, arboreta, woodlands and forests not open to the public;
  • Receive our well respected Scottish Forestry containing articles on all aspects of trees and woods
  • Go on our annual excursion in Scotland;
  • Use our specialist library and slide collection;
  • Meet and network with tree enthusiasts, including woodland owners, managers and others whose work takes them into the woods and forests, as well as people from all walks of life with a common interest in trees and their welfare;
  • Help spread the knowledge of trees and forestry in this country and encourage their positive management so that Scotland's woodland life may be conserved, expanded and improved;
  • Help create a 48ha Millennium Woodland at Battram in Leicestershire in the New National Forest
  • Add your voice when the RSFS is consulted on environmental matters by the authorities or policy-making bodies;
  • Support RFS services for younger people, such as our advice on forestry careers, bursaries to young foresters to attend RSFS events and for independent travel, and prizes to forestry students at local colleges;
  • Receive our RSFS Publications E-news for members.

But RSFS membership is not just about what you receive - your subscription helps us provide free information to many folk with a passing interest in trees who visit our website, our woods or contact us for information - all adding up to a more enlightened understanding of the vital role of trees.

To become a member, please either:

  • contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or
  • follow the JOIN NOW button on the right to download an application form or join on line.

You can give to the Society in two ways: joining as a member and making a donation.


Follow the JOIN NOW button to find out more.


We would like the Society to live on for another 150 years. We benefit hugely from the goodwill and efforts of our volunteers. Unfortunately, learning and conservation work needs hard cash too. We would be delighted if you would wished to make a contribution to the work of the Society through donation or legacy.

Read more in ABOUT US.

Join RSFS. Annual subs: Full £62 (£55 by DD), Family £80 (£75 DD), Retired £55 (£50 DD), Student £30 (£27 DD)

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an Application Form