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The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the Royal Chartered body for tree professionals in the UK
and can award the titles Chartered Forester and Chartered Arboriculturist.

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Policy Roundup - July 2022



22 July 2022

Read this month’s blog to hear about our work on the Green Jobs agenda, recent meetings with Louise Simpson as the Institute’s new Executive Director, and an update on the Forestry degree apprenticeship that’s due to start this autumn.

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Institute launches leadership development programmes


18 July 2022

Developed in partnership with Clore Social Leadership, the Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce the launch of two exciting leadership programmes aimed at developing the skills of both existing and aspiring leaders in our sector.

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Institute's Executive Director chairs Defra's Nature Skills Roundtable sessions

12 July 2022

The Institute’s newly-appointed Executive Director, Louise Simpson, was invited to chair breakout discussions at Defra’s Nature Skills Roundtable, part of the UK Government’s Green Jobs agenda.

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National Study Tour 2022

Ensuring productivity is a core requirement at all stages in woodland management

11 – 12 October 2022

Join us in Herefordshire for our first National Study Tour since 2019 where we will visit a range of woodland sites and sawmills, considering all stages of management including woodland creation, silviculture, protection, harvesting, utilisation and construction. Stay tuned – bookings will open soon.

Latest News

22/07/2022

Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute news Launch of leadership programme Funded by the Trees Call to Action Fund...

19/07/2022

With temperatures exceeding 40°C, the UK recorded its hottest ever day on Tuesday 19 July. These extreme heatwaves are becoming more common due to the climate crisis but trees play an important role ...

14/07/2022

The tragic accident involving a 42-year-old tree surgeon who was killed while felling a diseased ash tree at a National Trust estate has been in the media recently. This is a sad reminder of the dange...

12/07/2022

The Institute's Executive Director, Louise Simpson, is today chairing breakout discussions at Defra’s Nature Skills Roundtable, part of the UK Government’s Green Jobs agenda. The workshop will be ...

07/07/2022

Response to consultation argues that environmental targets lack coherence and detail on delivery mechanisms, and fails to acknowledge the link between timber production and environmental recovery On 2...

06/07/2022

Finding Forestry: Creating a space that enables growth, communication and connection for the forestry sector in the UK   In response to the ongoing skills crisis in the sector, Inverness College ...

30/06/2022

As a member of the Forestry and Climate Change Partnership (FCCP), we are delighted to have come together with fellow forestry, conservation and government organisations to reaffirm our commitment to ...

23/06/2022

Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute News On 14 June we met with Scotland’s Education Minister Jamie Hepburn t...

23/06/2022

On Monday 20 June Chartered Forester Max Hislop MICFor of the Clyde Climate Forest gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Land Use. The Institute's Executive Director, Shireen Chamber...

21/06/2022

On Tuesday 14 June, Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor and Jemima Cooper met Jamie Hepburn, Scottish Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, at Holyrood to talk about...

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