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The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the Royal Chartered body for foresters and arboriculturists in the UK.
We are the only UK body to offer the Chartered Forester and Chartered Arboriculturist titles.

A Strong Voice for the Profession

Institute's Executive Director gives evidence at EFRA committee

Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor championed careers in forestry and highlighted the critical skills gaps across land-based sectors.

Watch the session here.

Policy Roundup -
March

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too.

Read March’s roundup here.

Environmental Land Management and Agricultural Transition Inquiry

The Institute submitted a response to EFRA outlining five essential considerations for the development of the agricultural transition policy.

Read the full response here.

Annual General Meeting 2021

As we enter a period of unprecedented growth in forestry and the Institute continues to gain influence, we need to ensure our governing documents are fit for purpose and representative of a modern, forward-looking profession. Join us on 4 May to look at our work and accounts for 2020, and to vote on important issues including changes to our Bylaws and Regulations.

Latest News

26/03/2021

This is an excellent video from BBC Earth on the importance of street trees featuring Associate member, Colleen O'Sullivan (London Tree Officers Association), and Trees, People and the Built Environme...

26/03/2021

The apprenticeship standards, launched in 2017 and 2018, are being reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and can meet the needs of our industries. To ensure we have the right workforce for the future...

03/03/2021

A consultation has been opened and we encourage members to comment on an Initial Revision Draft of UKWAS 5. The consultation draft has been prepared by a chamber-balanced working group reflecting econ...

24/02/2021

Call for ICF Members Defra is seeking to appoint a new panel of members for the formation of the Forestry Commission's Reference Committee Panel, under Section 27 of the Forestry Act 1967, concerning ...

18/02/2021

The Percy Stubbs and John Bolton King and Edward Garfitt Prize for Silviculture (Silvicultural Prize) is awarded annually for work advancing the sector’s knowledge of silviculture published in the I...

12/02/2021

With the UK Government publishing their plans for an agricultural transition in late 2020, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee subsequently launched an inquiry into Environ...

27/01/2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. We are back with renewed energy (glad about the date change at leas...

17/12/2020

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. Institute Policy & Research At the Institute we’re feeling gr...

14/12/2020

The Agricultural Transition Plan published on the 30 November is vital reading for foresters. It really does herald a revolution in land management incentives (and to a lesser extent regulation) and o...

02/12/2020

Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research Published by the Oxford University Press, Forestry is the Institute’s international journal and provides high quality articles and reviews on al...

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