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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.

A Strong Voice for the Profession

Read the latest Policy Roundup from our Technical Policy Manager

26 June 2024

In June’s Policy Roundup, you can read about our first International Study Tour in Germany, our political advocacy work ahead of the general election on 4 July and a welcome to newly elected members on our Council.

Find out more.

Meet our new members of Council

21 June 2024

Following our AGM on 21 June, we are pleased to announce the members who have been elected onto our Council. Corporate members of the Institute voted online to elect these new Councillors who will serve a minimum of one term of two years.

Meet our new Council members.

Institute calls on the government to commit to working with the sector

29 May 2024

Our new document Trees for People, Place and Nature: Growing Trees for Tomorrow’s Needs sets out four key areas for the new government to acknowledge and unlock the potential of our trees, woods and forests.

Read the document.

Farming for Foresters Training Series

11 June, 9 July & 11 September 2024  |  Online

With one third of UK woodlands on farms, it is more important than ever that foresters have a better understanding of farmers and farming and the huge opportunities that agroforestry brings. These online sessions will enable members to understand how best to integrate and better manage trees in the farmed landscape from a position of understanding farm systems and enterprises.

Session one – Comprehensive introduction to farming enterprises and how trees can help meet farm challenges

Session two – Deep dive into farm businesses and how to pay for trees on farms

Session three – Designing the farmed landscape

Latest News


Tim Scott-Ellis MICFor, Managing Director of Evolve Tree Consultancy, has been representing the Institute on behalf of the South West England Member Network at the Royal Cornwall Show for many years. ...


Our monthly policy and research blog updates you on the latest work at the Institute and how you can get involved. Institute news Trees for People, Place and Nature: Growing Trees for Tomorrow’s Nee...


Ahead of the UK General Election on 4 July, the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF) has outlined the environmental priorities the next government must implement with urgency during its time in office. A ...


We are delighted to have awarded three Honorary Fellowships of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Sir Nicholas Bacon KCVO OBE FICFor (Hon) - Raveningham Estate Sir Nicholas Bacon is a respected lea...


Please see the below update from the Forestry Commission on the introduction of new plant health requirements following confirmation of eight-toothed spruce bark beetle findings in Suffolk and Norfolk...


Following on from the huge success of the first widely-acclaimed Emerging Leader Programme, the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is delighted to open applications for the second round of this ex...


We are delighted to announce that John Risby FICFor has been awarded the Institute’s Medal, our highest award, for his long-standing commitment to professional excellence in forestry. The son of a f...


As the Royal Chartered body for professionals working with trees in the public, private and third sectors, we represent a broad range of those working in trees including foresters, arboriculturists, e...


Following our online Council Elections in May 2024, the following candidates have been successful and will be appointed onto the Institute's Council at our Annual General Meeting on 21 June 2024. Fell...


One of the oldest “forestry universities” in the UK – and the first to offer a degree in forestry – is celebrating 120 years of forestry teaching. Bangor forestry graduates and staff will be c...

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