Membership Benefits

Member Benefits

Ten good reasons to join the ICF

Four more reasons which are even better


Gain access to our information resources and create great opportunities for networking with fellow professionals. Keep yourself informed with reduced subscriptions to our International Journal of Forestry Research; quarterly copies of our industry magazine, Chartered Forester; updates via our monthly e-newsletter; exclusive access to our online resources; membership of a Regional Group in your area; regular meetings and events for on-site knowledge-enhancement; and engagement with our Continual Professional Development programme to guide you to the very top of your profession.


Reinforce your status as a leading professional in forestry and arboriculture. Whether to further your career or build your business, membership of the ICF will ensure you have the credentials to satisfy the demands of your clients and senior colleagues alike.


Enrich and broaden your skills to take your place among the very best in the profession. Don’t seek advice – let those who are seeking advice come to you. Membership of the ICF is the final ingredient in the mix of your professional learning experience. Ratify your expertise with the Royal Chartered seal of approval.

Worldwide Recognition

Be seen for what you are as a professional forester or arboriculturist who leads by example in your local and national sector – and beyond. ICF is a leading organisation of its kind. Membership guarantees respect and recognition from peer groups and stakeholders both within the UK and across the world.

Route to Chartered Status [LINK TO PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP ENTRY PAGE]: Whether your interest is in woodland management, tree surveys or ecology, ICF Associate membership recognises the completion of your initial professional education and supports you on your next steps towards obtaining Chartered status.

Chartered Forester [LINK TO CHARTERED FORESTER MAGAZINE PAGE]: Associate membership includes a subscription to the ICF’s quarterly magazine on all things relating to the tree management professions, Chartered Forester, with news, features, profiles and events .

Forestry [LINK TO FORESTRY JOURNAL]: As an Associate member you receive a discount on the subscription to the acclaimed international scientific journal Forestry which has a worldwide readership and which features some of the most important research .

Monthly E-news: ICF’s monthly enews brings you up-to-date information on all things relating to forest management and urban forestry. It covers a wide spectrum of interests over several jam-packed sections, which include: IFC News; General News; Events and Training; Grants, Developments and Consultations; latest Publications in the world of forestry and arboriculture.

Regional Membership: Associate members are automatically granted membership to one of the ICF’s nine UK Regions, enabling access to professional as well as social networks, with frequent opportunities to attend local events and regional seminars.

Recruitment Services: Whether you are looking for a permanent job, or opportunities to broaden your experience, the ICF provides free services to Associate members to help them on their way, including job adverts posted directly into your inbox.

Publications, Services and Advice: As an Associate member you will have access to the password protected Members’ Area of the ICF website, giving you access to a wide range of services, including technical and practical advice, free ICF publications, and a host of information to help you in your professional life and career.

Events: access to events run by the ICF and its partners on the issues that matter most to you, including workshops, exhibitions, seminars, conferences and special open days.

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