Bicton College students land top award by the Royal Forestry Society

PUBLISHED: 12:22 30 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:14 10 June 2010

A BICTON College student has scooped a prestigious award from the Royal Forestry Society after being nominated a top scholar.

A BICTON College student has scooped a prestigious award from the Royal Forestry Society after being nominated a top scholar.

Budding arboriculturist Adam Dawson, aged 21, from Exminster near Exeter, has been presented with an award by the Royal Forestry Society's (RFS) after being nominated the top practical student on the national certificate in arboriculture course at Bicton College.

Adam's awards include one year's free membership to the RFS and a £50 cheque.

Adam's course tutor Nobby Clarke said: "Adam is an enthusiastic practical student, always completing any task to the highest possible standard.

"He provides an excellent example for other students to follow. He is just one of those students who is naturally gifted in climbing, and although he always throws himself into the sessions - sometimes literally - he never trades in safety for fun."

Presenting the award RFS south western division regional member Chris Roberts said: "We are delighted to see enthusiastic new talent coming through.

"Trees and woodlands need to be managed correctly and consistently if they are to thrive and provide both enjoyment and harvestable wood for today and future generations.

"The skills that Adam and his colleagues are learning play a vital role in that process.


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