Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor elected as President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters

Members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters have elected Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor as the new President. Sharon succeeds Alastair Sandels FICFor, who has completed two years in the role. Geraint Richards FICFor, Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall, succeeds Sharon in the role of Vice President. Sharon is the first Chartered Arboriculturist, and only […]

Forestry Journal Free for Institute Members from 2021

Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research Published by the Oxford University Press, Forestry is the Institute’s international journal and provides high quality articles and reviews on all aspects of research, practice and policy that inform and promote the sustainable management of forests and trees. There are five issues published every year, one of which […]

COVID-19 – Member Survey Results

In early April, two weeks into lockdown, we issued a survey to find out how Coronavirus (COVID-19) was affecting our members. We wanted to fully understand the challenges so we could better support members and share results with government bodies to help them support the sector. The survey was launched on the 9th April and […]

We’re Bringing our PME Workshop Online

We are doing all we can in these extraordinary times to support and stay connected to our members. As part of our efforts, we remain committed to supporting our Associate Members who wish to present for Professional Membership Entry (PME). Over the course of three Tuesday morning sessions in April 2020, we’ll be presenting the […]

COVID-19: Essential Working Information

Updated: 21/04/20 The Institute has received a significant number of enquiries from our members seeking clarification around the recently implemented restrictions on working practices. The government has not stipulated that all businesses should close and have advised that people can go to work if they cannot do so from home. The UK Government’s document, Staying […]

CPD & Career Development

Sam Brown MICFor, Forest Manager at Tilhill Forestry, reflects on the impact CPD has had on his career development. Members of the Institute are asked to provide evidence of continual professional development over a rolling three-year period.  This is an obligation of Professional membership but, most importantly, it’s key to maintaining, updating, and improving my […]

ICF sees record number of chartered promotions

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce another record number of applicants promoted to Professional Member status. Following a bumper year of applicants presenting for Professional Membership Entry (PME) and Assessed Professional Competence (APC), we welcome and congratulate 52 new Professional Members. Steve McCartney FICFor, Chair of ICF’s Examinations Board, said: “On behalf […]

Exam Success at Institute of Chartered Foresters

Thirty-two candidates successfully completed the examinations at the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) this year. These new Professional Members will now be permitted to use the title Chartered Forester or Chartered Arboriculturist, and the post-nominals MICFor after their names. Of the 35 candidates who submitted for Professional Membership Entry (PME) in 2016, 24 were this […]

Grow with ICF

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Read their stories >> Grow Your Career with ICF The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is the only body to award the Chartered Forester and Chartered Arboriculturist statuses. Our commitment to excellence in forestry and arboriculture is reflected in our support for members, services to the public and advice to professionals in other sectors. As […]

Growing Business

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“I feel privileged to be able to continue to grow the company and meet the expectations that my clients have when they see Chartered Arboriculturist after my name.” Adam Winson MICFor, Owner & Principal Consultant, AWA Trees My role as a tree consultant is to provide professional advice on managing trees in the built environment, […]