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Institute highlights of 2022

We’re coming to the end of another busy year, and the Institute of Chartered Foresters has been as productive as ever in 2022.

Take a look back with us as we highlight just some of the work we’ve undertaken on behalf of our members this year.


Expert speakers from 14 countries

160+ hours of video content online

More than 2,500 event delegates

We continued to support members’ Continuous Professional Development through a variety of in-person and online learning opportunities. Our popular #MembersHour series continued with fortnightly sessions, and we have an exciting line up of future sessions planned going forward into 2023.

In addition to our online events programme, we hosted several in-person events as 2022 saw a welcome relaxing of the social restrictions seen over the last few years. It was great to see our National Conference return to Glasgow in April, where we welcomed more than 300 delegates (online and in-person) to ‘Climate Smart Forestry: A Focus on the Fundamentals’. November also saw the return of a face-to-face National Tree Officers, with more than 250 tree officers, planners and arboriculturists joining us in Telford for a very well-received event.

Our online Members’ Area Library continues to grow with new content added on a regular basis. Our members have access to more than 160 hours of video content, 16 years’ worth of Chartered Forester / TREES back issues, and can access their free subscription to Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research through the portal.

Developments in 2022

New two-tier sector Jobs Board

Improved Directory of Consultants

Trees Call to Action Fund Recipients

Looking forward to 2023

2023 is shaping up to be another busy year for the Institute. We’ll welcome 350+ delegates to National Conference 2023: Connecting Trees, Farmers and Foresters, which will take place on 25–26 April in Birmingham and online; Technical membership applications will open early in the year; our Emerging Leader Programme for developing future sector leaders begins in January, and our Regional Group events and #MembersHour sessions will continue to offer valuable opportunities for CPD.

Technical membership opens

Emerging Leader Programme

National Conference 2023

Thank you for your continued support this year.

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