Institute Vice President chairs cross-sector landscape debate

The Institute’s Vice President, Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor, recently chaired a thought-provoking cross-sector debate on the importance of landscape architecture in woodland design. The event was organised by the team at Landscape Matters, a project founded in November 2020 by the Landscape Architects Edward Hutchison and Brodie McAllister BA DipLA FLI FHEA. The aim of Landscape […]

National Tree Officers Conference 2021 – Invitation to Present

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2021. Building on the success of five previous NTOC events, and in light of continued uncertainty around face-to-face meetings, the conference will take place entirely online on the 2nd and 3rd November. Developed by tree officers for tree officers, the National Tree […]

What is the Future for Forestry Post-Brexit?

With the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December, there are going to be certain changes that businesses and governments will have to prepare for. In light of this, we were pleased to offer three webinars in November that focussed on different areas of the industry, what changes will be needed and how the sector […]

Institute Responds to Planning Reforms

The Institute has responded to the government consultation on planning reforms, emphasising the importance of considering trees and woodland properly in the planning process. We were advised by a group of members and other experts working in planning, arboriculture and urban forestry. We also worked with a number of prominent organisations including the Arboricultural Association, […]

Green Recovery Wales Virtual Festival Announced

Taking place in the week that would have been the Royal Welsh Show (RWS), the Green Recovery Wales virtual 3-day festival will feature a wide range of farming, food and nature experts and organisations. Green Recovery Wales will be an innovative, free, virtual festival that will champion a post COVID-19 Green and Just Recovery, taking […]


Keeping Connected These are extraordinary times and we’re aware that many students will have had to adjust to new and perhaps unfamiliar teaching and examination practices. As we approach the end of the academic year, here at the Institute, we realise the importance of keeping connected, from both professional and health-related perspectives. With this in […]


Keeping Connected We know that many of our members will now be adjusting to new and perhaps unfamiliar working practices. Here at the Institute, we realise the importance of keeping connected, from both professional and health-related perspectives. With this in mind, we’re pleased to be offering a number of initiatives to help keep our members […]

COVID-19 Events Update

As you will no doubt be aware, the UK and much of the world is currently experiencing a significant health crisis. In these unprecedented times, and in light of recent advice from the government and WHO on the coronavirus, the Institute has decided to postpone or change a number of events that were planned over […]

Consultation Review of the IfATE Occupational Route Map

The following events will be of interest to apprentices, employers, stakeholders and training providers in the arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape fields. Landex are facilitating the review of the IfATE Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care route map, along with 11 Apprenticeship Standards (including 2 for our sector). The outcome of this review will influence apprenticeships in England […]

Urban Greening & Climate Resilience: Interview with Yvonne Lynch

It’s now less than 3 months until Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 – our triennial conference on urban greenspace. In advance of the conference we’ll be presenting a series of interviews with some of our featured speakers. This interview is with Keynote Speaker Yvonne Lynch, Urban Greening Strategist for the Royal Commission for […]