Booking Open for ICF National Conference – Programme Announced

Booking Open for ICF National Conference – Programme Announced

Early Birds and Corporate Clout for ICF National Conference The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is pleased to announce it is now taking bookings for its 2013 National Conference in Glasgow on 1 and 2 May. The conference is open to all tree and environmental professionals, not just ICF members, and delegates can take advantage […]

ICF President to Don Cycling ‘Yellow Jersey’ in Ride for Research at Conference Launch

ICF President to Don Cycling ‘Yellow Jersey’ in Ride for Research at Conference Launch

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is delighted to announce that the annual charity cycling event Ride for Research (RfR) will this year take place on Tue 30 April in Glasgow, to coincide with the ICF National Conference on 1 and 2 May. ICF President to Don Cycling ‘Yellow Jersey’ in Ride for Research at […]

ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision

ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision

 Defra have announced the Government’s formal response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report, published in July 2012. ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision  Commenting on the Government’s Forestry Policy Statement published by Defra on Thursday 31 January, Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), […]

ICF Working with HEIs to Shape the Future of Forestry and Arboriculture

ICF Working with HEIs to Shape the Future of Forestry and Arboriculture

 The Institute of Chartered Foresters hosted a historic workshop calling together every Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK teaching forestry and arboriculture, in a move designed to foster relationships between the academic and professional worlds, and ensure graduates emerge fully equipped to start a career in the industry. ICF Working with HEIs to Shape […]

ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara

ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara

Media Release ICF Welcomes Government Control Plan for Chalara   Following today’s (6 December 2012) publication  of the Defra interim control plan for Chalara fraxinea, or ash dieback, Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), commented on the plan and the crucial role that the ICF and its members are […]

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees

Efforts Stepped Up to Tackle Disease of Ash Trees Plant health authorities across the United Kingdom have stepped up their efforts to tackle a new disease of ash trees. Work to combat Chalara dieback of ash has been under way for some months. The Forestry Commission and the Food & Environment Research Agency (Fera) are […]

Government Considers Ban on Ash Tree Movements

Government Considers Ban on Ash Tree Movements

The United Kingdom Government is considering legislation to ban the movement of ash trees from areas where the destructive Chalara dieback disease of ash trees might be present, the Forestry Commission and the Food & Environment Research agency (Fera) announced today. The announcement follows the discovery of ash trees infected by the Chalara fraxinea fungus […]

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports

ICF Hosts Meeting of Major Forestry Players in Battle Against Disease Imports The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) recently hosted a meeting of the UK’s major forest plant buyers to discuss various voluntary measures that could be undertaken to reduce the risk of pests and diseases entering the country. This follows the current outbreak of […]

Latest National Statistics on Forestry Released

Latest National Statistics on Forestry Released

Latest National Statistics on Forestry Released The latest National Statistics on forestry produced by the Forestry Commission were released today, 27 September 2012, in accordance with the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Detailed statistics are published in the web publication ‘Forestry Statistics 2012’, and an extract of these is published in ‘Forestry Facts […]

Edinburgh Student Wins Top Forestry Award

Edinburgh Student Wins Top Forestry Award

Edinburgh Student Wins Top Forestry Award University of Edinburgh student Sian Jones was in high spirits at her graduation ceremony on 25 June after she was presented with the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ Best Student award for having produced the most outstanding dissertation in a forestry-related subject. Sian graduated with a first class Bachelor of […]