Forestry Award for Aberdeen Student
Forestry student Andrew Macqueen received a pleasant surprise at his graduation ceremony at the University of Aberdeen on 6 July when he was named the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ Best Student on the university’s Forestry degree course.
Andrew’s award comes on the back of an outstanding final year dissertation which asked: “Does thinning history affect the critical basal area of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.)? The unique case of CCF designated stands in Kielder Forest.”
Presenting the award on behalf of the Institute, Scott McG Wilson MICFor, Consultant Forester and Forest Ecologist, said: “As part of our commitment to maintaining excellence in forestry and arboriculture, the Institute’s ‘Best Student’ awards are important. The Institute is proud to support young men and women at the start of their career as a tree professional, and I am absolutely delighted to present Andrew with this award.”
Photo: Scott McG Wilson MICFor, Forestry Consultant and Forest Ecologist (pictured right), presents the ICF Best Student award to Andrew Macqueen.