2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Foresters and Arboriculturists

2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Foresters and Arboriculturists

The Institute’s Development Director, Andy Lederer, outlines five resolutions for foresters and arboriculturists to improve their professional standards in the industry.  CHANGE – STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE Change has occurred throughout the UK at both political and local level and there is no doubt that when we leave the EU in April 2019, just […]

Innovation for Change

Innovation for Change

Innovation for Change, ICF’s National Conference 2018,  will look at a range of new drivers for tomorrow’s forestry and arboriculture sector. Among them, naturally, is what tools are being developed to help tree professionals in their work. Ian Thomas MICFor has been piloting a new Forestry visualisation tool called “Prospect” that was developed by Mapmaker […]

A view on Kevin O’Hara’s article – Managing Forest to be Better than Nature

A view on Kevin O’Hara’s article – Managing Forest to be Better than Nature

Chartered Forester Dr WL (Bill) Mason MICFor discusses Kevin O’Hara’s article on silviculture and forest management. It was a pleasure to find ICF News giving such prominence to an article on silviculture and forest management. But, after reading Kevin O’Hara’s article, I am concerned that parts of his critique of the practices associated with ‘close-to-nature’ […]

A day (or two) in the life of a Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee Chair

A day (or two) in the life of a Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee Chair

Chartered Forester Dr Hilary Allison MICFor, Chair of the Forestry Commission’s East England Midlands Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee, talks about the roles of the Forestry Commission’s East Midlands Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees. “I’m having a forestry day tomorrow,” I tell my staff as I prepare to head out to the woods.  The contrast […]

TreePans Protecting the UK’s Next Generation of Trees

TreePans Protecting the UK’s Next Generation of Trees

TreePans is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  TreePans Director, Russell Horsey MICFor, reports on the upcoming conference and TreePans. TreePans “Protecting Trees, Protecting Our Future”. It was really positive to see the launch of the National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC) last year and TreePans were keen to support the second conference, […]

Buxtons is proud to support the National Tree Officers Conference

Buxtons is proud to support the National Tree Officers Conference

Buxtons is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  The National Tree Officers Conference offers a great forum for Tree Officers from all over the country to get together to discuss current issues and share their experiences. The conference offers a rare networking opportunity for Tree Officers to meet and share problems and […]

The Biggest Trends Influencing Tree Procurement Today

The Biggest Trends Influencing Tree Procurement Today

Hillier Trees is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  While some trends in tree procurement almost never change – like sourcing the right tree varieties at a fair price – in recent years, a number of political and environmental concerns have become much more significant as part of procurement decisions. 1. Responsible […]

PocketGIS ARB

PocketGIS ARB

Positioning Resources Ltd is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Does this ring a bell? It’s a wet and windy day and you’re out surveying trying to make notes and mark up a topographic map on a soggy piece of paper and your pen won’t work. To make matters worse once back in the […]

TPOs: Improve your Reaction time and save more Trees

TPOs: Improve your Reaction time and save more Trees

 ezytreev is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  It’s early afternoon and you get the tip-off, it might be potential development land or perhaps a private garden with some prominent trees, but word is that the tree fellers are due in the morning. Your next move, and how fast you can make […]

Forestry Commission England’s Tree Health team

Forestry Commission England’s Tree Health team

Forestry Commission England is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Members of the Forestry Commission England’s (FCE) tree health team will once again be in attendance at the National Tree Officer’s Conference.  Following the inaugural event last year, the team is very much looking forward to seeing what the conference has in store, […]