Scottish Land Commission publishes first Strategic Plan

Scottish Land Commission publishes first Strategic Plan

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has published its first three year Strategic Plan. The Land Commission published its first Strategic Plan at its conference held today, Thursday 28 September 2017, in Dunfermline, which Shireen Chambers FICFor represented the Institute at. The Strategic Plan ‘Making More of Scotland’s Land’ sets out the priorities for the […]

MPs call for a One-Stop Shop for Forestry Grants “on day one” of Brexit

MPs call for a One-Stop Shop for Forestry Grants “on day one” of Brexit

The parliamentary Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee published a new report Forestry in England: seeing the wood for the trees last month on International Day of Forests. The publication states that the creation of new woodlands is “essential” to achieve the “many environmental, social and economic benefits” they supply. The Committee’s view: “We […]

Tree benefits; the missing part of the street tree cost benefit analysis equation

Tree benefits; the missing part of the street tree cost benefit analysis equation

Sheffield was widely hailed as one of Europe’s greenest cities, but it is rapidly gaining an international reputation as the place where they are felling street trees on an industrial scale.  Local democracy seems to be unravelling before an international audience as the wishes of local communities are ignored and healthy trees with decades of […]

ICF Welcomes MacKinnon’s Recommendations

ICF Welcomes MacKinnon’s Recommendations

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) today welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s review of forestry planting approval procedures, which was carried out recently by James Mackinnon CBE on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing. This report highlights the important contribution of forestry to the Scottish economy and […]

Careers In Forestry

Careers In Forestry

Everything you need to know about an adventurous career in forestry We’ve compiled a range of informative videos and websites below to help you decide if forestry is the career for you! Watch Forestry and Arboriculture Videos Where To Study Forestry or Arboriculture                               Forestry Careers Advice […]

ICF Privacy Statement

ICF Privacy Statement

ICF Privacy Statement The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the Royal Chartered body for foresters and arboriculturists in the UK. ICF regulates the standards of entry to forestry and arboriculture and offers professional qualifications to promote expertise in the tree and woodland management professions. The Institute collects both member and non-member data on its CRM […]

Professional Conduct – Standard 6

Professional Conduct – Standard 6

Standard 6 – Have regard for sustainability throughout your work Practice your profession with due regard to sound ecological, social, economic and environmental principles to the advantage of present and future generations. In practice this includes, but is not limited to, behaving as follows: Understand how your actions affect others and the environment and, if […]

Professional Conduct – Standard 5

Professional Conduct – Standard 5

Standard 5 – Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession Set a good example. Remember that both your public and private behaviour could affect your own reputation and that of the Institute and other members. In practice this includes, but is not limited to, behaving as follows: Promote what you and the […]

Professional Conduct – Standard 4

Professional Conduct – Standard 4

Standard 4 – Take responsibility Be accountable for all your actions. Take full responsibility for your actions and do not blame others if things go wrong. Have the courage to make a stand. Be prepared to act if you suspect a risk to safety or malpractice of any sort. In practice this includes, but is […]

Professional Conduct – Standard 3

Professional Conduct – Standard 3

Standard 3 – Treat others with respect Treat everyone fairly with courtesy, politeness and respect and consider cultural sensitivities and business practices. In practice this includes, but is not limited to, behaving as follows: Always be courteous, polite and considerate to clients, colleagues and everyone else you come into contact with Never discriminate against anyone […]