ICF and RICS: Creating Value from Woodlands

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The Institute of Chartered Foresters and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) invite you to a joint event focused on the value of woodland creation and management.

In the light of changing land management priorities and the ability of woodland to provide a host of secondary benefits in addition to timber production, the Institute and RICS are bringing together an exceptional team of speakers to highlight current opportunities and challenge traditional thinking around this often undervalued assess class.


  • Jason Beedell – Associate Partner, Strutt & Parker
  • Patrick Begg – Rural Enterprises Director, National Trust
  • Shireen Chambers FICFor – Executive Director, Institute of Chartered Foresters
  • John Lockhart – Chairman, Lockhart Garratt
  • Stuart Pearson MICFor – District Manager, North & Central England, Tilhill Forestry
  • Mari Sibley – Principal Surveyor, Natural Resources Wales
  • Graham Taylor MBE MICFor – Director, Pryor & Rickett Silviculture

What will be covered?

  • Opportunities for woodland creation and management – changing political landscape
  • The value of woodland creation – forestry makes commercial sense
  • RICS insight paper ‘Value of natural capital – the need for Chartered Surveyors’
  • Case studies – natural infrastructure schemes, forestry creation and management


12:30 Registration and Buffet Lunch
13:00 Introductions
13:15 Presentations
14:15 Tea/Coffee and Networking
15:00 Presentations
17:00 Close

April 17, 2018
12:30 - 17:00

Holiday Inn Oxford ,
Peartree Roundabout ,
Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 8JD

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