Call for Institute Representatives

We are currently recruiting chartered members to the following roles. Please read the reps brief for a general overview of the rep role and get in touch for further information.     Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) Advisory Board The Woodland Carbon Code is the voluntary standard for UK woodland creation projects. The Advisory Board makes […]

Policy Roundup – April 2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. Institute Policy & Research New Website Launch We are really excited about our refreshed website with its dedicated policy section and we welcome your feedback so we can continue to develop […]

Institute Responds to the Agriculture (Wales) White Paper

The Agriculture (Wales) White Paper set out the Welsh Government’s plans for rural policy and support now that we have left the European Union. The White Paper noted the barriers to woodland creation and management and outlined proposals to address these. It also made proposals for regulatory reform, including changes to allow Ministers to add […]

Institute’s Executive Director gives Evidence at EFRA Committee

In March, the Institute’s Executive Director, Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor gave evidence at an EFRA Committee meeting on the critical skills shortage in forestry. The session was on land-based education and Shireen was joined by Tim Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, and Alex Payne, Chief Executive of Landex. The following day the committee announced they […]

Institute Responds to National Planning Policy Framework

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consulted on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework. We worked with our partners, the Arboricultural Association and the Landscape Institute, and were advised by an expert group from across planning and urban forestry.     Our key points were: Support for tree-lined streets Urging strategic links […]

Policy Roundup – March 2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. Institute Policy & Research EFRA Committee The highlight of this month was the Institute giving evidence at the EFRA Committee about the critical skills shortage in forestry. It was a session […]

Consultation Opens on UKWAS 5 Draft

A consultation has been opened and we encourage members to comment on an Initial Revision Draft of UKWAS 5. The consultation draft has been prepared by a chamber-balanced working group reflecting economic, environmental and social interests taking full account of stakeholder input. Peter Wilson FICFor, Chair of the UKWAS working group, said: “This Consultation Draft […]

Policy Roundup – February 2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. The beginning of the year has passed both very slowly and very quickly. One real highlight was the #TPBE4 Chief Executives Roundtable on collaboration that we hosted on 17 February. It […]

Our Response to the EFRA Environmental Land Management and Agricultural Transition Inquiry

With the UK Government publishing their plans for an agricultural transition in late 2020, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee subsequently launched an inquiry into Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition. A national pilot of the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs) is due to launch in late 2021. The inquiry […]

Policy Roundup – January 2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. We are back with renewed energy (glad about the date change at least) and have been working on some exciting new projects. Institute Policy & Research We are eagerly anticipating the […]