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Coleg Glynllifon's Forestry Department chosen as the best of the best by the Royal Forestry Society.

Coleg Glynllifon's Forestry and Countryside Management department has won a special award from the Royal Forestry Society.

Following five years of regional competitions in excellence in the field, the winners in five different categories went head to head against each other this year.

For 140 years, the Society has been dedicated to sharing knowledge about the art and science of woodland management so that the accumulated wisdom and experience of landowners, foresters, woodcutters and others is passed on from one generation to the next.

Coleg Glynllifon was chosen as one of the best education and learning institutions throughout the country to offer forestry and countryside management courses.

Jeff Jones, Head of Forestry and Countryside Management at Coleg Glynllifon said:

"The Forestry Department of Coleg Glynllifon is extremely proud to receive this award.

"Glynllifon College has a great estate with a working farm and over 110ha of mixed woodland, students take part in managing the woodland and gain valuable experience day to day.

"Students get as wide a range of practical activities as possible from using our static Mebor sawmill to processing wood on the estate using new technology such as Hagloff measuring equipment.

"Working with industry is an important part of the students' experience, we appreciate the support we receive from local companies for providing valuable work experience placements and allowing student visits to learn about the forestry sector and the countryside."

If you would like to know more about Forestry and Countryside Management courses available at the college, click HERE.