New quarantine proposals to protect England’s trees

New quarantine proposals to protect England’s trees

Environment Secretary launches first Tree Health Resilience Strategy to protect England’s trees from pests and diseases for generations to come. Proposals to consult industry on new quarantine arrangements for high-risk plants are among the measures set out today (Friday 25 May) in the Government’s plan to protect the UK’s precious trees. Currently quarantine is used by some […]

Time to #PledgeLessPlastic for World Environment Day 2018

Time to #PledgeLessPlastic for World Environment Day 2018

The Society for the Environment is urging individuals and organisations to “pledge less plastic” for World Environment Day 2018. Following the announcement by UN Environment that the theme for World Environment Day 2018 is “beat plastic pollution – if you can’t reuse it, refuse it”, the Society is asking you to play your part. “If […]

Doing it differently in Forestry

Doing it differently in Forestry

Over 330 professionals descended on the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 2-3 May, for the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ flagship national conference. Delegates at the two-day conference on innovation heard from an exceptional selection of both UK and international speakers on a wide range of subjects setting out what the future may hold and how […]

UK i-Tree Eco impact evaluation study now published

UK i-Tree Eco impact evaluation study now published

The study by Forest Research found i-Tree Eco projects can positively impact awareness, policy and management of urban forests and identifies opportunities for greater impact in future projects. View study >>

Bright future for National Forest Estate

Bright future for National Forest Estate

Scotland’s National Forest Estate now has a bright future and unique opportunity to strengthen its delivery of economic, environmental and social benefits. That was the key message from Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing when he undertook his first visit to Forest Enterprise Scotland’s (FES) headquarters in Inverness to meet staff. Now that the Forestry and […]

Dr Bragg A Worthy Winner of the 2017 Silvicultural Prize

Dr Bragg A Worthy Winner of the 2017 Silvicultural Prize

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to have awarded Dr Don C. Bragg, Research Forester and Project Leader at US Forest Service, Monticello, the 2017 Percy Stubbs, John Bolton King and Edward Garfitt Prize for Silviculture – for advancing our knowledge of silviculture. Dr Don has received this prestigious award in recognition of his […]

Nominations Now Open for the Environmental Professional of the Year 2018 Award

Nominations Now Open for the Environmental Professional of the Year 2018 Award

The Society for the Environment has opened the nominations for the prestigious Environmental Professional of the Year 2018 award. The annual Environmental Professional of the Year award celebrates an individual’s exceptional commitment or major achievement where their professional practice has made a real difference to protecting, preserving or enhancing the environment and advancing the principles […]

Forestry without plastic

Forestry without plastic

Chartered Forester Stuart Wilkie FICFor CEnv, Environment and Certification Manager at Scottish Woodlands, talks about forestry without plastic. Oceans of floating plastic, images of choking turtles, a ban on all ‘unnecessary plastic’ by 2042. The world is waking up to the environmental damage caused by oil-based plastics. I believe that while government may be moving […]

Microsoft and John Deere add weight to UK’s Innovative Forestry Conference

Microsoft and John Deere add weight to UK’s Innovative Forestry Conference

Recent announcements from the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) confirm that World-wide technology giant Microsoft and leading forest machinery manufacturer John Deere Forestry will be represented at its National Conference in Edinburgh this May. Innovation for Change: New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry, at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 2-3 May, will look at the how […]

Recent Fatality: Arboricultural Association response

Recent Fatality: Arboricultural Association response

Stewart Wardrop, Chief Executive Officer at the Arboricultural Association (AA), has stated the actions being taken by the AA to advise its membership, the wider arboricultural audience and relevant partner organisation of the tragic events relating to Mr Daniels death: Publish a summary of the events to their membership via a safety bulletin notice. This […]