Keeping Connected

These are extraordinary times and we’re aware that many of our members will now be adjusting to new and perhaps unfamiliar working practices.

Here at the Institute, we realise the importance of keeping connected, from both professional and health-related perspectives. With this in mind, we’ve been working hard on putting together a number of initiatives to help keep our members connected and informed of the latest developments in forestry and arboriculture.

To this end, we’re very excited to bring you #MembersHour – an informal series of free online sessions that will cover a diverse range of topics and subject areas of interest to our members. This is your opportunity to learn, to share best practice and above all to catch up with other members.

These sessions will run on Thursday’s from 11am until 12pm via Zoom and will typically involve a 30-minute presentation followed by an interactive 30 minutes of Q&A. Unfortunately, we’re limited to 100 participants so make sure to book fast. If you don’t get a place, we’ll be live-tweeting on Twitter and providing updates on LinkedIn so you can get involved and ask questions which we will then feedback to the host.

Note that, from July 2020, there will be two #MembersHour sessions per month.

Please see the schedule for #MembersHour sessions below which we’ll be frequently updating.

Finally, if there’s a subject you’d like to discuss, or potentially host, then please get in touch with us here.

#StaySafe #StaySocial #StayHome







Thursday 9th April

Dr Hugh Williams FICFor

Ash dieback


Thursday 16th April

Tom Jenkins FICFor

Tree health & COVID-19


Thursday 23rd April

Pete Wharton MICFor

Importance of Professional Adaptation & Collaboration amid COVID-19


Thursday 29th April

Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor

My Life in Three Trees: An Interview with Tony Kirkham MBE


Thursday 7th May

Julie Diver

Seeds of Opportunity: effective marketing through lockdown and beyond


Thursday 14th May

James Murdoch

Planning Permission & Felling Licenses


Thursday 21st May

Alan McHaffie

Making A Difference: Tree Planting in Belfast – A Collaborative Success Story


Thursday 28th May

Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor

My Life in Three Trees: An Interview with Sir William Worsley


Thursday 4th June

Professor Brian Evans PhD



Thursday 11th June

Professor Rob MacKenzie

The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research


Thursday 18th June

Charles Dutton FICFor

The Impact of Squirrels


Thursday 25th June

Shireen Chambers FICFor

My Life in Three Trees: An Interview with James Ogilvie FICFor


Thursday 9th July

Dr Gabriel Hemery FICFor

Developing a Template to Ensure New Woodlands are Resilient


Thursday 23rd July

Paul Nolan OBE MICFor

The Northern Forest Project


Thursday 6th August

Rob de Fégely

The Role of Foresters in Building Resilience in Australia’s Forests

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