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Professional Forester of the Year 2024 – Shortlist announced

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce the four shortlisted candidates for the 2024 Professional Forester of the Year, the prestigious award that recognises outstanding service to the profession and the sector. This award recognises the contributions made by Chartered Arboriculturists or Chartered Foresters to the betterment of forestry on a community, regional, […]

Climate, community, forestry and farming at the heart of Scotland’s Finest Woods 2024

Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards are back for 2024 after a wonderful celebration in 2023. And this year four key areas form the focus of the prestigious Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards – climate, community, forestry and farming. The environment is central to everything the awards are about and the competition for the Climate Change Champion Trophy […]

Institute Fellow awarded MBE in New Year Honours

The Institute is delighted that Tom Jenkins FICFor has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Forestry Sector in the New Year Honours 2024 list. Currently the Head of Forest Research in Wales, Tom’s long and distinguished career has led to a wealth of tree knowledge […]

Institute responds to farming scheme updates

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) welcomes the recent upgrade to farming schemes announced by the Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP on Thursday 4 January 2024. As the biggest update to the UK’s farming schemes since leaving the European Union, we’re pleased to see trees on farms moving up the agenda based on their wider benefits to business […]

Institute responds to new timber in construction roadmap

A new document outlining the opportunities and barriers to the use of timber in construction in England was published by the Department for Environment Food & Rual Affairs on 11 December, centred around seven priority themes. The Institute fully supports the ambitious timber in construction roadmap which highlights a collaborative forestry and affiliate sector vision to boost […]