Norfolk Newbie

Norfolk Newbie

Reginald Eddye from Fleming College and winner of the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award tells us about his work placement with 2017 Award Programme employer AT Coombes. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC). I have completed my first month of my work placement at AT […]

Game of Thorns

Game of Thorns

Theresa Reichlin from the University of Toronto and winner of the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award tells us about her work placement with 2017 Award Programme employer Pryor and Rickett Silviculture. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC). The five months between finding out about my […]

3 Magic I’s for Tree Officers

3 Magic I’s for Tree Officers

Chartered Arboriculturist Sharon Hosegood FICFor a Fellow of the Institute, owner at Sharon Hosegood Associates Ltd, highlights a few of the obstacles that tree officers face and the importance of supporting each other. “Money spent on trees and tree officers must be regarded as investment, not a cost.” – Associate member John Parker, Chair of  the […]

The Institute Interviews, Forestry Award Winner, Reginald Eddy

The Institute Interviews, Forestry Award Winner, Reginald Eddy

The Institute interviews Reginald Eddy on winning the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award. Reginald’s placement is with 2017 Award Programme employer AT Coombes Associates Ltd. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC). Why did you apply for the award? After hearing about The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership […]

The Institute Interviews, Forestry Award Winner, Theresa Reichlin

The Institute Interviews, Forestry Award Winner, Theresa Reichlin

The Institute interviews Theresa Reichlin on winning the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award. Theresa’s placement is with 2017 Award Programme employer Pryor and Rickett Silviculture. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC). Why did you apply for the award? I’ve had various opportunities to participate in activities […]

The Importance of Soil

The Importance of Soil

Associate member Andrew Macqueen is a Forest Manager for South West Scotland at Tilhill Forestry. Andrew was one of the hosts for ICF’s South Scotland Regional Group Meeting: Cultivation of Soils for Forestry in Tweedsmuir on the 5th of July 2017. He demonstrated a depth of knowledge about soil at the event. “Essentially, all life […]

Dougal Driver FICFor, CEnv shares his thoughts for World Environment Day

Dougal Driver FICFor, CEnv shares his thoughts for World Environment Day

Blog by Dougal Driver FICFor, CEnv  a Fellow of the Institute. Based on his thought provoking speech at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on 5th June 2017 at the Society for the Environment’s, World Environment Day Conference. MANATURE In the 1840s, a young Karl Marx pre-empted his later and more famous theories with an erudite […]

Peter Wilson FICFor CEnv Feels Connected to Nature

Peter Wilson FICFor CEnv Feels Connected to Nature

The Institute asked Chartered Forester Peter Wilson FICFor CEnv (Chartered Environmentalist) a Fellow of the Institute, owner at Wilson Applied Consultancy, on how he feels connected with nature for World Environment Day. “What I really enjoy on my day off is getting out and having a good walk in the countryside, seeing real trees and […]

Is Clear-Felling Past its Sell-by Date?

Is Clear-Felling Past its Sell-by Date?

Professional Member James Andrew Reilly MICFor explains the drawbacks of clear-felling. As a silvicultural system, clear-felling has limited utility. Furthermore, its widespread use damages the forestry industry. Its use in the UK was brought about by necessity – the need to secure timber supplies in time of war. With only a small area under forestry, […]

How Lockhart Garratt is Connecting with Nature

How Lockhart Garratt is Connecting with Nature

Chartered Forester Justin Mumford FICFor CEnv a Fellow of the Institute, Managing Director at Lockhart Garratt, tells us how Lockhart Garratt is connecting with nature. The two assumptions that people always make when you tell them that you’re a forester are a) that you work for the Forestry Commission and b) you’re very environmentally friendly.  […]