Date of release: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dr Debbie Bartlett and Robin Edwards 

An outstanding contribution to woodland management has seen a University of Greenwich lecturer win an award from The Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

Dr Debbie Bartlett, Principal Lecturer Environmental Conservation in the university's Faculty of Engineering & Science, was presented with the CLA Woodland Trophy at the Kent County Show.

Dr Bartlett, a Chartered Landscape Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, has been at the forefront of woodland management projects across the south east for more than 20 years.

She was a driving force behind the formation of the Kent Coppice Workers Co-operative, and is an honorary member of the Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group. Dr Bartlett is also the UK representative for the EuroCoppice steering group.

At the presentation, made by Robin Edwards, CLA Director for the South East, Dr Bartlett was praised for her ability to forge relationships between coppice workers and woodland contractors, local authorities, sources of funding and academia.

She says: "This award is a great honour for me and marks the tremendous work of so many people who share my interest and acknowledge the importance of coppice woodland to the landscape of south-east England."

Story by Public Relations

Picture: Dr Debbie Bartlett receives the CLA Woodland Trophy from Robin Edwards.