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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 professional body to offer the Chartered Forester and Chartered Arboriculturist titles.

A Strong Voice for the Profession

Represent the Institute

Institute representatives sit on groups, panels and committees across the sector. We are currently recruiting for three exciting representative roles in carbon, biodiversity and devolved policy.

Find out more here.

Policy Roundup - April

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 April’s roundup here.

Institute's Vice President chairs cross-sector landscape debate

Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor, recently chaired a thought-provoking cross-sector debate on the importance of landscape architecture in woodland design.

Read the story 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. Find out more about the outcomes from the Institute’s recent 2021 AGM via the links below.

Latest News

10/05/2021

The Forestry Commission and Defra have opened the third round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund that will support the establishment of 44,000 large trees in towns and cities across England. Focussing o...

05/05/2021

Members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters have elected Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor as the new President. Sharon succeeds Alastair Sandels FICFor, who has completed two years in the role. Gera...

30/04/2021

Chris Packham, Joanna Lumley and Zoë Wanamaker are some of the celebrities backing an appeal that launched earlier this month to save a special forest in Ethiopia. Without urgent action, the Metema ...

26/04/2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. Institute Policy & Research New Website Launch We are really ex...

20/04/2021

The Institute’s Vice President, Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor, recently chaired a thought-provoking cross-sector debate on the importance of landscape architecture in woodland design. The event was...

06/04/2021

The Agriculture (Wales) White Paper set out the Welsh Government's plans for rural policy and support now that we have left the European Union. The White Paper noted the barriers to woodland creation ...

04/04/2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consulted on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework. We worked with our partners, the Arboricultural Association and the Landscape ...

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...

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