ICF Announces Important Films on Catastrophic Plant Disease

ICF Announces Important Films on Catastrophic Plant Disease

The ICF National Conference was today used as a launch pad for two important films intended to combat the threat to Britain’s woodlands posed by two devastating Phytophthora pathogens, Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae. The films, which come in short and long versions, provide vital information and advice on how to prevent the spread of […]

ICF Seeks Deputy Director

ICF Seeks Deputy Director

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is seeking an experienced senior forestry or arboricultural professional to join its team. The successful applicant will be based near Oxford and will report directly to Executive Director and ICF Fellow Shireen Chambers in Edinburgh. Describing the new post Shireen said: “This position is really important for the strategic […]

ICF Announces New Fellows

ICF Announces New Fellows

The Institute is pleased to announce that two of its members have been promoted to the status of Fellows of the ICF. Shireen Chambers FICFor and Nick Mottram FICFor were made Fellows in April after unanimous approval was given at a recent ICF Council Meeting in Edinburgh. Through her role on the Independent Panel for […]

BS 5837 New Edition Now Available

BS 5837 New Edition Now Available

BS 5837 New Edition Now Available The revised edition of the BS 5837 2012: Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations was published on 10 April and will come into effect on 30 April 2012. The standard outlines the ‘Principles and procedures for achieving a harmonious and sustainable relationship between trees and […]

BBC Coverage of Phytophthora Pathogen in Wales

BBC Coverage of Phytophthora Pathogen in Wales

BBC Coverage of Phytophthora Pathogen in Wales Last night the BBC gave coverage to the phytophthora pathogen problems in Wales and tonight Forest Research will be on the news. To watch the programme, go to the BBC i-player, BBC One – The One Show 27 March, the feature piece on FR and tree diseases is […]

ICF Announces Silvicultural Prize Winners

ICF Announces Silvicultural Prize Winners

  ICF Announces Silvicultural Prize Winners   ICF is delighted to announce that Barry Gardiner, Jean-Michel Leban, David Auty and Helen Simpson are joint winners of the 2011 Percy Stubbs, John Bolton King and Edward Garfitt Prize for Silviculture for their co-authored paper “‘Models for predicting wood density of British-grown Sitka spruce”. Their winning paper […]

Longhorn Beetle Found in UK

Longhorn Beetle Found in UK

  Longhorn Beetle Found in UK   The Asian long-horned beetle (ALB) has been found for the first time in the UK, causing serious concern among Foresters and Arboriculturists about the possibility of a wider outbreak. The Forestry Commission has issued a press release with details on measures to be taken to contain the threat. […]

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Institute of Chartered Foresters Multimedia Centre

Institute of Chartered Foresters Multimedia Centre

Welcome to the Institute’s Multimedia information centre for the Forestry and Arboricultural sector. Here you will find all the latest news, features, videos and images from specialists and experts in the field whose voices matter most in shaping the practices and policies of forestry and tree management. Make it your mission to follow us on […]

Firefighters Quell Massive Fire on Scottish Moors

Firefighters Quell Massive Fire on Scottish Moors

Firefighters Quell Massive Fire on Scottish Moors Firefighters and forestry workers have stopped a moorland blaze at Drumburn Hill which started on Monday. There were fears it would spread to the adjacent 70-hectare forest near Kirkbean and Southwick. The Forestry Commission provided off-road vehicles to get vital equipment to the site, as well as trying […]