National Tree Officers Conference 2021 – Invitation to Present

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2021. Building on the success of five previous NTOC events, and in light of continued uncertainty around face-to-face meetings, the conference will take place entirely online on the 2nd and 3rd November. Developed by tree officers for tree officers, the National Tree […]

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 […]

Policy Roundup – December 2020

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 At the Institute we’re feeling grateful – not just for the Christmas break (though that is definitely welcome) but to look back on a year we can […]

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 […]

Policy Roundup – November 2020

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 This month we have been mostly looking ahead, taking time to be more strategic and proactive in our policy work after a year that has forced us […]

Institute Responds to EFRA Inquiry

The Institute has submitted evidence to a Westminster committee inquiry saying that government needs to address the skills shortage urgently in order to meet the challenges it faces, and not just for planting new trees but to meet objectives across the dual climate and nature crises. The Environment, Food and Rural & Affairs (EFRA) Committee […]

Policy Roundup – October 2020

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 We’ve had a meeting with the forestry policy leads in Defra to discuss our concerns about the critical skills shortage in the sector. They have asked us […]

Policy Roundup – September 2020

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 England Tree Strategy This month we issued two responses to Defra on the England Tree Strategy consultation – one on behalf of the Institute, and the other […]

Survey Finds Farmers Want More Support for Agroforestry

Produced in collaboration with the Soil Association and the Farm Woodland Forum, the Agroforestry Handbook was published in 2019 and aims to help farmers make decisions about planting and integrating trees into their farming systems. The following survey was designed to assess the impact of the handbook and to identify what further support was needed […]

Our Response to the England Tree Strategy Consultation

The England Tree Strategy is an immense opportunity, with high risk and reward On behalf of our members and the profession, we have responded to the consultation on the development of an England Tree Strategy. Along with the questionnaire, we wrote a covering statement setting out our position as an organisation. Read our Response Our […]