Canada Partnership to Promote Forestry Careers

Canada Partnership to Promote Forestry Careers The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has announced a new partnership with the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) and the Duchy of Cornwall, to deliver an international student exchange programme. Endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award will recognise outstanding students in […]

Forestry Forum Update

Forestry Forum Update The Forestry Forum Meeting took place today at Defra’s offices in London, to hear the Government’s progress in implementing the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recommendations. Collaborative Efforts for Better Woodland Mangement Dan Rogerson MP, recently appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for water, forestry, rural affairs and resource management, spoke at the […]

Reforesting Scotland Take Part in European StarTree Initiative

Reforesting Scotland Take Part in European StarTree Initiative Reforesting Scotland are taking part in StarTree, a European-wide initiative to develop innovative approaches to increase the marketability and profitability of non-wood forest products (NWFP) to enhance rural economies. NWFP are wide-ranging, and can include fruit, berries, foliage for decoration, bark, medicinal plants, logging by-products and chemical […]

Thames Chase Community Forest Seek Trustees

Thames Chase Community Forest Seek Trustees Thames Chase Community Forest are currently seeking Trustees, and is calling on those with woodland and countryside management experience to join its dedicated board. Thames Chase was established in 1990 to improve landscapes in East London and South Essex. One of 12 Community Forests in England it has been […]

House of Lords Questions: Implementation of Forestry Recommendations

House of Lords Discuss Forestry Progress On 17th December, the House of Lords discussed what progress the Government has made in implementing the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recommendations. You will find below the Hansard record of the discussion. House of Lords’ Oral Questions, Tuesday 17th December 2013 Lord Clark of Windermere To ask Her Majesty’s […]

Tree Species and Provenance Choice in High-Value Conservation Sites – Keith Kirby FICFor

Tree Species and Provenance Choice in High-Value Conservation Sites Where is it important that only local material is planted in woods important for nature conservation and where might a wider range of provenances and species be accepted, given future changes in environment and the threat from tree diseases? Keith Kirby FICFor looks at a simple […]

Forestry Commission Announce Joint Action to Tackle Larch Disease

Forestry Commission Announce Joint Action to Tackle Larch Disease Forestry Commission Scotland is joining forces with the forestry sector to take action to tackle a significant increase in a tree disease that kills larch trees. Phytophthora ramorum on larch was first found in Dumfries & Galloway in 2010 but survey work carried out this spring […]

Futurologist Hails Chartered Foresters as Shining Example

Futurologist Hails Chartered Foresters as Shining Example                 (Image: Mark Stevenson with Outgoing ICF President Fenning Welstead)   When futurologist Mark Stevenson accepted an invitation to address the recent Institute of Chartered Foresters’ National Conference, little did he think that he would leave the event heralding the delegates […]

ICF Member Takes on Big Role at Small Woods

ICF Member Takes on Big Role at Small Woods Small Woods, the national woodland charity based in the West Midlands, has announced a new CEO who will take up the post in May. Mike Bentley, a Professional member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Small Woods Association. […]

New Welsh Natural Resources Body Becomes Operational

New Welsh Natural Resources Body Becomes Operational Mon 1 April 2013 Today Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government. Its purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced […]

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