Our tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Institute of Chartered Foresters joins with people around the globe in mourning the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. The creation of The Queen’s Green Canopy to mark her Platinum Jubilee will be a fitting legacy for Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. The Institute of Chartered Foresters remains honoured that Her Majesty saw fit to award […]

Initial Notification of Arboriculture Fatality

As a member of the HSE’s Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG), we regret to inform members of another fatality in the sector. The incident, which took place in Devon in late June 2022, involved an arborist who was killed when he became trapped under a tree. It is ever more important to raise and […]

Forestry apprenticeship launched in England

Last week, the Institute’s Education & Outreach Officer, Dr Rob Hawkins, and Head of Policy & Partnerships, Jemima Cooper, attended the launch of the UK’s first degree-level apprenticeship in forestry at Cannock Chase Forest. It was a day of celebration, welcome and induction for the 27 new apprentices who gathered alongside supporting guests, and those […]