Entries now open for Forestry Awards
The 25th RDS Forest Service Forestry Awards are open again for entries, with a prize fund of €7,000.
There are two categories, Farm Forestry and Bio-Diverse Forestry/Woodlands, both of which are based on the need to develop woodlands that can contribute to our economy and, at the same time, support and create habitats for wildlife.
Winners in each category will receive €2,000, a perpetual trophy and an RDS silver medal. Each runner-up will receive a cheque for €1,000.
The Best New Entrant in each category will also receive €500 and a certificate of merit.
There is no restriction on the size of the woodland that qualifies, and all shortlisted entries will be visited by the judges in the coming months. The closing date for entries is August 3, 2012.
Entry forms are available to download at www.rds.ie. For more information contact 01-2407215 or email@example.com.