Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor elected as President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters

Members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters have elected Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor as the new President. Sharon succeeds Alastair Sandels FICFor, who has completed two years in the role. Geraint Richards FICFor, Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall, succeeds Sharon in the role of Vice President. Sharon is the first Chartered Arboriculturist, and only […]

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March every year and the Institute’s #ILookLikeAForester campaign was created to celebrate all women working in arboriculture and forestry. Women are still underrepresented in our sector and there is more work to be done on diversifying the workforce. We need to ensure that people from all genders and backgrounds […]

Women in Forestry: Lamorna Richards

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Lamorna Richards is a student of Forestry at Bangor University. Why did you choose to study forestry? I chose to study forestry as I love the outdoors and forestry is a great mix […]

Women in Forestry: Shona Smyth

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Shona Smyth is a Harvesting Contracts Manager at Tilhill Forestry in Wales. What do you love most about your job? The people. Forestry has an almost community feel. Being a small industry everyone […]

Women in Forestry: Rachel Chamberlain FICFor

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Rachel Chamberlain FICFor is a Forest Planning Team Leader at Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales. What do you love most about your job? In these days of environmental awareness, working in […]

Women in Forestry: Penny Oliver

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Penny Oliver is National Team Manager in the Sustainable Forest Management department at the Forestry Commission. What do you love most about your job? The people and the forests – I have been […]

Women in Forestry: Lucy Pitt MICFor

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Lucy Pitt MICFor is a Senior Officer of Forest Operations at Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales. What do you love most about your job? I love the variety my job brings. […]

Women in Arboriculture: Tracy Clarke MICFor

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Tracy Clarke MICFor is Director of Tracy Clarke Tree Consultancy Ltd. Why did you choose a career in arboriculture? A friend of mine was studying Arboriculture at Merrist Wood, and I had never […]

Women in Forestry: Llinos Roberts

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Llinos Roberts is a Woodland Programme Advisor at Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales. What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is that every […]

Women in Arboriculture: Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we interviewed a number of our female members who are excelling in our profession. Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor is the Institute’s Vice President and Director of Sharon Hosegood Associates Ltd. Why did you choose to pursue a career in arboriculture? To make a difference and be an advocate […]