Dr David Forrester awarded 2022 Silvicultural Prize

The Percy Stubbs and John Bolton King and Edward Garfitt Prize for Silviculture (Silvicultural Prize) is awarded annually for work advancing the sector’s knowledge of silviculture published in the Institute’s prestigious journal Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research. We are delighted to award Dr David Forrester, Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and […]

Policy Roundup – March 2023

Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute news The Spring Budget to Parliament on 15 March touched briefly on waste and agriculture but barely mentioned nature and the environment, so despite positive progress on trees and woodlands with Defra and […]

ICF AGM & Elections 2023

Our 2023 AGM will take place on Tuesday 25 April at 17:00 at Edgbaston Stadium (Banqueting Suite) in Birmingham. Votes will be taken at the AGM to appoint auditors and to approve a Special Resolution to amend Subscription Rates from January 2024. If you cannot attend the AGM, and you are a Professional Member or […]

Professional Membership Entry in 2022

In 2022, were delighted to award chartered status to 37 members for their Professional Membership Entry (PME) submission, in recognition of their professionalism, competence and integrity. We have collated some of the key takeaways from the PME process in 2022. Download PDF infographic If you are ready to present for PME, or are considering your […]

Network Rail invests in future of Scotland’s rainforest

An industry leading two-year pilot project to enhance natural habitats near the iconic Glenfinnan viaduct has begun. Network Rail Scotland (NRS) is committing £329,000 for Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) ­- the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing Scotland’s national forests – to complete the most ambitious biodiversity enhancement project that Scotland’s Railway has ever […]

Policy Roundup – February 2023

Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute news February has whizzed by, with plenty of interesting policy news – not least the resignation of Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, where we will be eagerly observing what comes next. This month […]

International Women’s Day 2023

8 March 2023 #EmbraceEquity Our Strategic Plan 2022-2026 aspires to increase the diversity of our membership. Women are still underrepresented in our sector and we need to ensure that people from all genders and backgrounds consider forestry and arboriculture as a career that is open to them. #ILookLikeAForester Our #ILookLikeAForester campaign was created to celebrate all women working […]

Institute welcomes new Fellows

We are delighted to announce that six members have been awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Foresters for their contribution to the profession and Institute. Dr Hilary Allison FICFor – Consultant, Green Goals Hilary has more than 35 years of experience in forestry, biodiversity, ecosystem services and assessment, both nationally and internationally. Her career […]

Stand for election in 2023

The Institute continues to lead the way in promoting professionalism, attracting new entrants to the sector and showcasing the work of a dynamic and growing workforce. Now in the second year of an ambitious five-year strategic plan, this is a very exciting time to join the Institute’s governance team. Standing for election as an Honorary […]

Tree Health Pilot updated to support farmers

Launched in 2021 and running until 2024, Defra’s Tree Health Pilot scheme has been updated to offer support to farmers and land managers dealing with tree pest and disease issues. In the first year of the pilot scheme, there were more than 80 expressions of interest, which has allowed Defra and the Forestry Commission to improve […]