ICF Royal Charter

ICF was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1982. Its objectives have always been: the maintenance and improvement of the standards of practice and understanding of all aspects of forestry and arboriculture, the protection of the public interest and the promotion of the professional status of Foresters and Arboriculturists in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Professional Complaints Form

All members of the Institute are bound by a code of professional conduct. Read more about our complaint procedure on the Make a Complaint page.

ICF Regulations and Bylaws

Bylaws and regulations of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

ICF Code of Conduct

All members of the Institute are required to uphold the integrity and reputation of the profession of forestry and arboriculture and to safeguard the public interest in matters of safety and health and otherwise. The ICF Code of Conduct is composed of 6 key standards.