The Dr Cyril Hart Memorial Award
This award is presented to students who have received funding support from the Scottish Forestry Trust and who as a result of their research have produced publicly available, quality papers through a scientific journal; article or practice note which clearly demonstrates the translation of scientific research into practical information suitable for wider forestry sector consumption. The award may also be given to papers which contribute to the enhancement of silvicultural practice.
The award is in memorial of Dr. Cyril Hart who obtained his forestry and land training under the late Major C. P. Ackers of the Huntley Manor Estate, acting as land agent, and later as Managing Director of the associated companies of Forest Products Ltd., and Woodland Improvement Ltd., at Huntley. In addition, Dr Hart managed forestry estates in England, Scotland and Wales, and lectured in forestry and estate economy at the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester and wrote many books on forestry in general and the Forest of Dean in particular. Dr. Hart was elected a Verderer of the Royal Forest of Dean in 1952, and for most subsequent years was H.M. Senior Verderer until his death in 2009. He acted for many years as the Chairman of H.M. Inclosure Commissioners of Dean Forest, and served as a member of the B.B.C. Regional Advisory Council, and the South West Regional Hospital Committee. Dr. Hart was awarded the O.B.E. In 1982.
The award takes the form of a specially created trophy which was commissioned from and created by Angus Clyne of Murthly, Perthshire.
- Putting UK Bats on the map 2017-2019
- Improving Biodiversity in Lowland Planted Woodlands 2017-2020
- Mapping impacts of Phytophthora austrocedri in juniper 2017-2021
- Improving the understanding and management of Phoenix Trees 2016-2018
- The Ecology and Genetics of Native Scottish Crab Apple 2016-2018
- Development and Publication of Tree Work Guides 2016-2018
- Shaping the Future of Forestry 2016-2017
- Epidemiology of Phytophthora ramorum on Larix spp. and host responses to infection 2016-2019
- Woodland Planting and Natural Flood Management 2015-2019
- Silvicultural diversity and birds in Scots pine forests 2015-2016
- Ownership effect on benefits from woodland expansion 2015-2019
- Who Will Pay for Urban Forest Climate Regulation Services? 2015-2018
- Multi-taxa functional diversity in UK plantation forests Sept 2015-Dec 2019
- RSFS Annual Lecture 2015-2017
- Emergent forest dynamics and natural flood management 2015-2016
- Mapping and Repositioning Forestry Skills for the 21st Century 2014-2020
- Can ecological restoration help build sustainable communities? 2013-2016
- How environment and gene flow shape adaptation in Scots pine 2013-2016
- Advanced Assessment of Minor G.B. Conifer species 2012-2016