Institute’s Nurseries Special Interest Group seeks new members

Following its successful establishment, the Institute’s Nurseries Special Interest Group is looking for three members to join this dynamic group. Are you involved with commercial and/or urban nurseries either in procurement, biosecurity, tree breeding or research? Are you passionate about raising the profile of the nursery sector? This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage engagement, […]

Oak Processionary Moth identified in Derbyshire

Members of the public are being asked to remain vigilant after a number of oak trees in the Long Eaton area of Derbyshire were confirmed to be infested with the tree pest Oak Processionary Moth (OPM). The trees are currently being treated and extensive surveillance work is ongoing to further investigate the findings and to […]

Forestry key for future Net Zero workforce

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) recently published the briefing, A Net Zero workforce, outlining the impact of a transition to Net Zero by 2030, and how the transition will affect workers across a range of sectors. This briefing will inform the UK Government’s Net Zero and Nature Workforce Action Plan that is due to be […]

Notice of arboriculture fatality

On behalf of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group, we regret to announce that a member of public was killed when a tree fell onto their car in Buckinghamshire last month. We want to take this opportunity to remind members to ensure your organisation and staff are undertaking regular training […]

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 […]

Launch of the CAVAT Full Method: Guide for Practitioners

 The CAVAT Group are delighted to be launching the updated CAVAT Full Method on 27 March 2023, supported by a brand new fully illustrated Guide for Practitioners and survey spreadsheet.  The Full Method has been revised to address the under-valuing of those trees that are extensively managed to best fit with their context, for instance […]

National Tree Officers Conference 2023 – Call for Presentations now open

Building on the success of seven previous events, we’re delighted to announce the National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC) will return on the 7 November 2023. Proudly hosted by the Association of Tree Officers (ATO), Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) and the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA), this year’s conference will […]

Trees, Planning and Development in Scotland

How can the planning system, policy and practice help protect and expand our trees and woodlands which make up our Urban Forests? We are delighted to be a Lead Partner on this event hosted by the Trees Design Action Group (TDAG) that will explore how the planning system, policy and practice can help protect and […]