NOMINATIONS are being invited for the Royal Forestry Society’s Excellence in Forestry Awards – even from our densely-populated part of the country.

Tom Williams, who chairs its Home Counties division, urges woodland owners and organisations to help showcase the best of woodland management and woodland learning.

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He says: “We are looking to show how community woodland and small woods are important to areas which are relatively built up, how larger, well-managed woodland can bring benefits to an area over many generations and to uncover woodland learning projects which will inspire others around the country.”

The awards are open until March 5 and applications are invited from West London and Buckinghamshire.