Scottish Forestry Trust Announces Award Winners

The Scottish Forestry Trust has announced two joint winners of their Scottish Woodlands Student Excellence Award for 2023 which were presented at their recent Bursary Student Seminar at the University of Stirling and supported by Scottish Forestry. The first joint winner is Dr Heather Dun, now working in plant health with Forest Research who completed […]

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 […]

Climate at the heart of Scotland’s ‘Tree Oscars’ in 2023

Scotland’s ‘Tree Oscars’ return for 2023 after a hugely successful 2022 and with climate change and sustainable forest management at their core. The prestigious Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards will this year see a renewed focus on climate change after last year saw winners range from a couple who planted 14,000 trees on a rocky peninsula […]

Professional Forester of the Year 2022 award – shortlist announced

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce the four shortlisted candidates for the inaugural Professional Forester of the Year, a prestigious new award recognising outstanding service to the profession and the sector. This award recognises the contributions made by Chartered Foresters to the betterment of forestry on a community, regional, national or international […]

Institute announces new Chair of the Examinations Board

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce that Alex Murray MICFor, Forestry Manager at Glennon Brothers (UK), will assume the role of Chair of the Examinations Board, taking over the position from Steve McCartney FICFor who has stepped down after serving with distinction for seven years. The Chair of the Examinations Board acts […]

Institute’s Executive Director invited to judge ‘Future Leader Award’

Louise Simpson, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, will be joining the judging panel for the ‘Future Leader Award’, due to be presented at Confor’s upcoming Dinner and Awards 2023. Taking place on the 28 February at Surgeons Quarter, Edinburgh, the Awards celebrate the achievements of inspiring people in our sector. The ‘Future […]

Forestry graduate research bursary opens for applications

We are pleased to support this opportunity, thanks to James Jones and Sons Ltd and the Scottish Forestry Trust,  for young forestry graduates in the UK to travel to Australia to share best practice between the two sectors. Recent BSc and MSc graduates of forestry are invited to apply for this annual bursary that will […]

Institute launches Professional Forester of the Year award

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce the launch of the Professional Forester of the Year award, a prestigious new award recognising outstanding service to the profession and the sector. The award will recognise contributions to the betterment of forestry made within the last three years. The Professional Forester of the Year award may […]

Institute Fellow receives prestigious ISA award

Dr Mark Johnston MBE FICFor was recently awarded the 2022 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) R.W. Harris Author’s Citation. This award of distinction is given to authors who consistently publish timely and valuable content related to the field of arboriculture. The ISA Awards of Distinction, presented by Bartlett Tree Experts, are the highest honors given […]

Institute Medal Award Recipients Announced

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce that Tom Jenkins FICFor and Dr Gary Kerr FICFor CEnv have been awarded the Institute’s Medal. The Institute’s Medal is our highest honour – given to individuals who demonstrate a continued commitment to professional excellence and service in forestry. It is presented to those whose work reaches […]