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The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the Royal Chartered body for tree professionals in the UK
and can award the titles Chartered Forester and Chartered Arboriculturist.

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Policy Roundup - September 2022

26 September 2022

Find out what the Institute has been doing out and about with partners and members, and what we’re looking forward to this autumn.

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15 September 2022

The new Development Woodland Officer programme is jointly led by the Forestry Commission, the University of Cumbria and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

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Institute President chairs conference session

05 September 2022

The Institute’s President, Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor, was invited to chair session two of the Arboricultural Association’s annual conference, #WhatIsATree.

National Study Tour 2022

Ensuring productivity is a core requirement at all stages in woodland management

11 – 12 October 2022

Join us in Herefordshire for our first National Study Tour since 2019 where we will visit a range of woodland sites and sawmills, considering all stages of management including woodland creation, silviculture, protection, harvesting, utilisation and construction. Stay tuned – bookings will open soon.

Latest News

26/09/2022

Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute news It has been a time of change at every level – within the Institute, ...

23/09/2022

A new three-year programme has launched to bring more woodland into active management in the North East and Yorkshire by working with woodland owners and forestry innovators. Northwoods, a programme f...

12/09/2022

The Institute of Chartered Foresters joins with people around the globe in mourning the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. The creation of The Queen’s Green Canopy to mark her Platinum Jubilee will be a...

12/09/2022

As a member of the HSE's Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG), we regret to inform members of another fatality in the sector. The incident, which took place in Devon in late June 2022, inv...

12/09/2022

Last week, the Institute's Education & Outreach Officer, Dr Rob Hawkins, and Head of Policy & Partnerships, Jemima Cooper, attended the launch of the UK's first degree-level apprenticeship in ...

06/09/2022

Following the launch of the Institute of Chartered Forester’s (ICF) Emerging Leader Programme, we're delighted to announce that Scottish Forestry (SF) has agreed to fund up to ten places on the cour...

05/09/2022

Farmers, foresters and landowners in Wales have been involved in the development of two new Woodland Creation Grant schemes which are now open for applications. With £2 million available for the firs...

30/08/2022

Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute news Consultations We are submitting evidence to the Environmental Audit Co...

22/07/2022

Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute news Launch of leadership programme Funded by the Trees Call to Action Fund...

19/07/2022

With temperatures exceeding 40°C, the UK recorded its hottest ever day on Tuesday 19 July. These extreme heatwaves are becoming more common due to the climate crisis but trees play an important role ...

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