Prestigious Institute Awards presented at National Conference 2023

The Institute’s National Conference 2023: Connecting Trees, Farmers and Foresters took place in Birmingham last month and a number of prestigious awards were presented to well-deserving, long-serving members who have played important roles in shaping the Institute’s operations. Having dedicated his entire career to enhancing and promoting the professionalism of forestry, the Institute was delighted […]

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 […]

Professional Forester of the Year Winner Announced at Confor Dinner & Awards 2023

The Institute is delighted to announce that Jonathan Callis MICFor, Senior Asset Manager at Network Rail, has won the inaugural Professional Forester of the Year award. Presented at the Confor Dinner & Awards 2023, the award recognises contributions to the betterment of forestry on a community, regional, national or international level. Professional Forester of the Year is awarded […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chartered Foresters champion UK timber industry at Confor conference

Confor’s first major post-pandemic annual conference took place in London on 8 December 2022 and the programme featured a range of Institute members. The conference titled Timber! Why the UK needs the wood – and the trees explored the future of the UK timber industry, the current barriers to progress, changing attitudes and more. With […]

Forest Research hosts workshop on woodlands and climate mitigation

  Today the Institute’s Member Services Director, Dr Stuart Glen, attended a workshop on the role of woodlands in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. The workshop was hosted by Forest Research (FR), on behalf of the Chief Forester for Scotland, Dr Helen McKay OBE FICFor CEnv, and included a presentation from FR’s Science Group Leader, Robert […]

Louise Simpson speaks at 2022 CLA Rural Business Conference

Addressing the 2022 CLA Rural Business Conference (Overcoming Barriers to Business Success) in London last week, the Institute’s Executive Director, Louise Simpson, stressed the challenges the forestry and arboriculture sector are facing today. Louise spoke on what more we can do to upskill our rural workforce and the skills needed for the future. Speaking to […]

Institute highlights of 2022

We’re coming to the end of another busy year, and the Institute of Chartered Foresters has been as productive as ever in 2022. Take a look back with us as we highlight just some of the work we’ve undertaken on behalf of our members this year. 258 new members joined in 2022 (so far…) 2081 […]

Institute attends CLA Forestry Conference

On Wednesday 12 October, while colleagues were enjoying the National Study Tour, the Institute’s Head of Policy & Partnerships attended the Forestry Conference hosted by CLA, Forestry Commission and Grown in Britain. This annual conference is a great opportunity to meet and speak with not only Institute members and partners but farmers, landowners and policy […]