PocketGIS ARB

PocketGIS ARB

Positioning Resources Ltd is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Does this ring a bell? It’s a wet and windy day and you’re out surveying trying to make notes and mark up a topographic map on a soggy piece of paper and your pen won’t work. To make matters worse once back in the […]

Trees, People and the Built Environment

Trees, People and the Built Environment

Trees, People and the Built Environment (TPBE) is a collaborative event that brings together professionals of forestry, arboriculture, and other built environment and environmental disciplines, to hear ground breaking international research on urban foresting. The event highlights the many social, economic and environmental benefits that trees bring to urban populations, and indeed the planet. This […]

TPBE II: The Role of Urban Trees in Moderating Climatic Effects

TPBE II: The Role of Urban Trees in Moderating Climatic Effects

The role of urban trees in moderating climatic effects will come under the spotlight in the forthcoming Trees, People and the Built Environment II  Kenton Rogers MICFor, at the 2013 ICF National Conference Internationally recognised experts will descend on Birmingham in April, to deliver the latest evidence on the benefits of urban trees and greenspace in […]

Urban Trees Conference Highlights Economic Value of Trees

Urban Trees Conference Highlights Economic Value of Trees

The forthcoming Trees, People and the Built Environment II (TPBE II) conference, 2-3 April, University of Birmingham, is set to highlight the benefits of trees in an urban environment, including the advantages that they can bring to the economy. A pre-conference article delivered by Dr Kathleen Wolf, Research Social Scientist, University of Washington, highlights the […]

Trees, People and the Built Environment II: World-class Keynote Speakers Announced

Trees, People and the Built Environment II: World-class Keynote Speakers Announced

Three renowned experts in architecture, planning, urban ecology and sustainability have been announced as keynote speakers for the major international urban trees research conference,  Trees, People and the Built Environment II (TPBEII) taking place 2-3 April, 2014 in Birmingham, UK. TPBEII is hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) as its 2014 National Conference, […]

ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara

ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara

Media Release ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara   Following today’s (6 December 2012) publication  of the Defra interim control plan for Chalara fraxinea, or ash dieback, Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), commented on the plan and the crucial role that the ICF and its members are […]

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) recently hosted a meeting of the UK’s major forest plant buyers to discuss various voluntary measures that could be undertaken to reduce the risk of pests and diseases entering the country. This follows the current outbreak of […]

ICF Seeks Deputy Director

ICF Seeks Deputy Director

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is seeking an experienced senior forestry or arboricultural professional to join its team. The successful applicant will be based near Oxford and will report directly to Executive Director and ICF Fellow Shireen Chambers in Edinburgh. Describing the new post Shireen said: “This position is really important for the strategic […]

ICF Announces New Fellows

ICF Announces New Fellows

The Institute is pleased to announce that two of its members have been promoted to the status of Fellows of the ICF. Shireen Chambers FICFor and Nick Mottram FICFor were made Fellows in April after unanimous approval was given at a recent ICF Council Meeting in Edinburgh. Through her role on the Independent Panel for […]

BS 5837 New Edition Now Available

BS 5837 New Edition Now Available

BS 5837 New Edition Now Available The revised edition of the BS 5837 2012: Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations was published on 10 April and will come into effect on 30 April 2012. The standard outlines the ‘Principles and procedures for achieving a harmonious and sustainable relationship between trees and […]