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Working Together for Trees: A New Standard for Individual Tree Data Collection

There has never been a more important or urgent time to collect data on urban trees. High-quality data will help harness the current wave of enthusiasm for tree planting, and to address the challenges to urban trees from pests, diseases, climate-change and development. However, the resources to support urban trees have declined rapidly in the […]



Positioning Resources Ltd is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Does this ring a bell? It’s a wet and windy day and you’re out surveying trying to make notes and mark up a topographic map on a soggy piece of paper and your pen won’t work. To make matters worse once back in the […]

TPOs: Improve your Reaction time and save more Trees


 ezytreev is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  It’s early afternoon and you get the tip-off, it might be potential development land or perhaps a private garden with some prominent trees, but word is that the tree fellers are due in the morning. Your next move, and how fast you can make […]

Guiding Light – “UK Forestry Standard”

Guiding Light – “UK Forestry Standard” Richard Howe MICFor is Policy Advisor for Forestry Commission (GB) based at Silvan House in Edinburgh. He has led the project to produce the new UK Forestry Standard and supporting guidelines. Endorsed by all the forestry ministers of the UK, these were published by the Forestry Commission in November […]

EST Projects

Education and Scientific Trust Projects Timber Harvesting | Project Angavo | ICF Conference | Helsinki Wood School | UNECE/FAO Timber Applicants who have benefited from the support of the the ICF’s Education and Scientific Trust. Timber Harvesting Training Event Applicant: Mark Malins MICFor, then Forestry & Environment Support Officer, Forestry Commission Wales Applied for: An […]

Independent Panel in Northumberland

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The Independent Panel on Forestry Visits Northumberland Shireen Chambers MICFor – Executive Director, ICF Last week the Independent Panel on Forestry visited Northumberland which included a visit to Kielder Forest. The local residents made their feelings clear with banners such as the one above. The Panel spent an evening listening to local residents and organisations […]

ICF at the South West Woodland Show


Alistair Rennie – Marketing Officer, ICF The ICF’s attendance at this year’s biennial South West Woodland Show was marked by a day of successful networking and the recruitment of several potential members which left ICF stalwarts Allison Lock (Communications and Events Manager) and Alistair Rennie (Marketing Officer) duly satisfied with their day’s efforts. PHOTO – […]

BBC Tree Disease Feature

BBC Tree Disease Feature on iPlayer Last night the BBC gave coverage to the phytophthora pathogen problems in Wales and tonight Forest Research will be on the news. Footage of extensive areas of felled larch taken from a hot air balloon is very dramatic. The feature piece on FR and tree diseases is on at […]

ICF National Study Tour

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ICF National Study Tour The ICF National Study Tour is predominantly an outdoor annual event, occurring in the autumn at a location chosen to best reflect the topic in hand. The length of Study Tours varies depending on the locations being visited. The tours usually take the form of an indoor evening introduction, with short […]