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

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?

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

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.  […]

What does ‘Connected to Nature’ mean to a Forester?

Professional Member Tim Hall MICFor, Head of Operations Scotland at The Woodland Trust, gives his views on how a Forester is ‘Connected to Nature’. World Environment Day, this year on 5 June, is a United Nations initiative to raise global awareness and encourage people and governments to protect nature. The theme for 2017 is ‘Connecting […]

Interview with John Parker, Senior Technical Specialist at Transport for London

John Parker, Senior Technical Specialist – Arboriculture and Landscape at Transport for London, tells us about  his views of the upcoming National Tree Officers Conference. What is the benefit of having the National Tree Officers Conference? The National Tree Officers Conference is an amazing opportunity for tree officers from all over the UK to get together […]

Dr Rob Hawkins reports on The ARB show 2017

Dr Rob Hawkins, ICF Technical Officer, attended The ARB Show 2017 in May, the biggest show in the event’s 19 year history. Dr Hawkins reports on his experience. The ARB Show 2017 took place on the 12-13 May at Westonbirt Arboretum. I went along to see what makes it the place to go for Arboriculturists […]

Amanda Bryan MICFor visits Ukraine

Professional Member Amanda Bryan MICFor visited Ukraine at the end of January 2017. As Programme Leader for the new Honours Degree in Forest Management at the Scottish School of Forestry (SSF), Inverness College UHI, I was invited by Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis from Napier University to join the fact finding British Council funded visit to Ukraine […]

Riccardo Arnone, shares his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2016

Riccardo Arnone, Arboricultural Officer at London Borough of Camden, tells us about his experience of presenting at the inaugural National Tree Officers Conference in 2016. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT? I was working with my colleague on a study of species diversity in Camden’s annual tree planting programme when the call for […]

Kelly Suvari, shares her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2016

Kelly Suvari, Arboricultural Officer at London Borough of Camden, tells us about her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC) in 2016. Why did you decide to submit an abstract? When I first heard about the National Tree Officers Conference, I was interested to attend but I never thought I would end […]

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