ICF 2018 National Conference Chair Chris Hamill explains the aims of the conference

ICF 2018 National Conference Chair Chris Hamill explains the aims of the conference

We often think of change as an absolute process, however it is more like a constant evolution. Occasionally we experience huge leaps, where that change is obvious (for example the introduction of the chainsaw), still it is mostly incremental and can only be appreciated when reviewing longer periods of time. Amid the fourth industrial revolution, […]

Interview with Professor Tariq Butt, Swansea University

Interview with Professor Tariq Butt, Swansea University

Speaker day 1 on: Biopesticide-based products and strategies for control of tree pests Hester McQueen, ICF Marketing and Communications Officer, interviews Professor Tariq Butt as he prepares to address the Institute’s forthcoming National Conference: Innovation for Change. Professor Butt currently works at the Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, where he carries out research in Plant Protection […]

Maggie Wright shares her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Maggie Wright shares her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Maggie Wright, Development Manager at London Borough of Sutton, tells us about her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC) in 2017. Why did you decide to submit an abstract? A colleague in a neighbouring borough suggested it – he said it would be a good subject of interest to a wider […]

Jon Ryan, shares his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Jon Ryan, shares his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Jon Ryan, Team Manager (Arboriculture) at London Borough of Islington, tells us about his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC) in 2017. Why did you decide to submit an abstract? I sat in the audience the previous year and decided that I had no excuse not to submit an abstract. Although […]

Sarah Kiss shares her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Sarah Kiss shares her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Sarah Kiss, Senior Tree Officer at Southampton City Council, tells us about her experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC) in 2017. Why did you decide to submit an abstract?  I kind of got cornered in an NTOA conference call! I asked a question and someone said it would make a good […]

Greg Packman shares his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Greg Packman shares his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2017

Greg Packman, Aboricultural Officer at The Royal Parks, tells us about his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC) in 2017. Why did you decide to submit an abstract? It was originally suggested to me by a friend who attended the conference that I should consider doing this because I have built […]

Strong Collaboration between Professional Planners and Arboriculturists

Strong Collaboration between Professional Planners and Arboriculturists

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has partnered with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to deliver Trees in the Planning Process, a half-day seminar on April 13, in Oxford. It will highlight the importance of trees and landscapes in urban greenspace design alongside the considerations of those involved in the planning application process. While […]

2017 ICF East England: Trees and Decay – Conservation and Risk Management Report

2017 ICF East England: Trees and Decay – Conservation and Risk Management Report

Andy Lederer, ICF Development Director, attended 2017 ICF’s East England: Trees and Decay – Conservation and Risk Management event. Andy reports on his experience. The National Trust site, Hatfield Forest in Essex played host to the Institute’s East England regional meeting on Thursday 23rd November 2017. The event was sold out with delegates coming from […]

World-Leading Canadian Forestry Innovators Drawn to Edinburgh For Major Conference

World-Leading Canadian Forestry Innovators Drawn to Edinburgh For Major Conference

Francis Charette from FPInnovations, the world leader renowned for its part in supporting the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness, has agreed to travel to Scotland to address the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ (ICF) annual flagship two-day conference. Innovation for Change – New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry will be held on 2-3 May at Edinburgh International […]

ICF Wales Regional Group: Future Forestry. What will Wales’ Forestry look like in 2050? report

ICF Wales Regional Group: Future Forestry. What will Wales’ Forestry look like in 2050? report

Associate member Mike Cresswell, attended the ICF Wales Regional Group event: Future Forestry. What will Wales’ Forests look like in 2050? Mike reports on his experience. This year the Wales region held its annual general meeting and annual autumn conference at Bangor University. The event had over 90 delegates ranging from non-members to Fellows of the […]