All England Woodland Resilience Awards 2021

To mark the UK hosting the 26th UN Conference on Climate Change of the Parties (COP26) in November this year, the Forestry Climate Change Working Group, a cross-sector forestry body which promotes adaptation of trees, woods and forests to environmental change, is organising the All England Woodland Resilience Awards. There are two awards: Existing woodland […]

Applications Open for NZIF Foundation Awards & Scholarships 2021

There are a number of NZIF Foundation awards and scholarships now open for applications for 2021. The following are now open for applications: Two Future Forest Scholarship for post graduate research each of up to $10,000 The New Zealand Redwood Company Scholarship of $5,000 for an undergraduate scholarship at the University of Canterbury School Forestry […]

Dr Tatiana Stankova Awarded 2020 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 Tatiana Stankova, Associate Professor (Department of Forest Genetics, Physiology and […]

Professor Euan Mason Awarded Honorary Fellowship

Professor Euan Mason Awarded Honorary Fellowship for his Long-Serving Role as Editor of Leading Forestry Journal The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to award Professor Euan Mason an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his role as an Editor for Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research since 2004.  The Honorary Fellowship is a distinguished award bestowed upon individuals in respect of notable service […]

Two Chartered Foresters Receive 2020 Peter Savill Award

We are delighted to say that the joint winners of the Woodland Heritage 2020 Peter Savill Award are two Fellows of the Institute, Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor and Dr Gabriel Hemery FICFor. This is only the second joint award and has been done in recognition of the close working relationships that both winners had […]

A 2020 Vision: To Find Scotland’s Finest Forests and Woods

The annual search to find Scotland’s finest forests and most wonderful woods has begun. Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2020 celebrates the programme’s 35th anniversary and builds on its biggest-ever year in 2019, when Fort Augustus Woodlands won the one-off 1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award. Angela Douglas, Executive Director of Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards, said: “2019 […]

2018 Silviculture Award winning paper

A story of identifying needs and developing opportunities for gap-based silviculture The Institute awarded Dr Christel C. Kern, Research Forester and Certified Silviculturist, at USDA Forest Service-Northern Research Station, the 2018 Percy Stubbs, John Bolton King and Edward Garfitt Prize for Silviculture. You can read the award winning paper here. Dr Kern tells the Institute how the paper […]

Incredible diversity and superb quality rewarded at Scotland’s Tree Oscars

The 2019 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards were the biggest-ever celebration of trees, woodland and forests – and arguably the very best. With 20 different awards presented – to winners ranging from a very large public woodland steeped in forestry history to a nursery where children can spend their entire session in the woods – a […]

Trees and woods: a bridge between generations

“The people who win these Awards are passionate and united by a desire to sustain, maintain, expand and enjoy our forests and woodland. It is fantastic to celebrate their contribution.” So said Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, when presenting Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards – and never have truer words been spoken. At […]

A very special year for the ‘Tree Oscars’

2019 is a very special year for trees – an opportunity to celebrate the centenary of the Forestry Act which created the modern industry. Contrary to some mischievous suggestions, none of the older and more experienced foresters still working in the industry can remember the introduction of the Act – but they have all benefited […]