Grown in Britain Announce A Way Forward for UK Forests and Woodland

At an event in the House of Lords yesterday, 15 October, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson received the first report from Grown in Britain, an initiative created six months ago with a mission to kick start a sustainable future for the UK’s forests and woodland Welcomed by Government following the recommendation by the Independent Panel on […]

Trees, People and the Built Environment II: World-class Keynote Speakers Announced

Three renowned experts in architecture, planning, urban ecology and sustainability have been announced as keynote speakers for the major international urban trees research conference,  Trees, People and the Built Environment II (TPBEII) taking place 2-3 April, 2014 in Birmingham, UK. TPBEII is hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) as its 2014 National Conference, […]

ICF Announces £400,000 Skills Boost for English Forestry Sector

ICF Announces £400,000 Skills Boost for English Forestry Sector The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) today announced that, in the face of steep competition, it has secured a £400,000 funding package from the Government through the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP). Set up in 2011, the EOP is a competitive […]

Tree Species and Provenance Choice in High-Value Conservation Sites – Keith Kirby FICFor

Tree Species and Provenance Choice in High-Value Conservation Sites Where is it important that only local material is planted in woods important for nature conservation and where might a wider range of provenances and species be accepted, given future changes in environment and the threat from tree diseases? Keith Kirby FICFor looks at a simple […]

Wellbeing Top of the Agenda at New ICF Event

Wellbeing Top of the Agenda at New ICF Event A new one-day conference, organised by the Institute of Chartered Foresters East England Regional Group, is putting health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda. Booking has now opened for Trees, Greenspace and Wellbeing which takes place on Thursday 26 September at Girton College, University […]

ICF Fellow First Brit to Receive International Arboriculture Award

ICF Fellow First Ever UK Recipient of International Arboriculture Award Myerscough College Professor and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) Dr Mark Johnston FICFor is the first UK recipient of a prestigious award from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) –  the  Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education The top […]

ICF Announce Top Student Award Winners

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is delighted to announce the recipients of its prestigious Best Student Awards, for those graduating with forestry or arboriculture-related degrees from a number of UK Higher Education Institutes. Students are nominated by course tutors and lecturers and the awards are not automatically given to those with the top marks […]

ICF President Takes Leading Role in Forest Science and Innovation

Institute of Chartered Foresters President Takes Leading Role in Forest Science and Innovation The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is delighted to announce that its President Professor Julian Evans OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FICFor has been appointed by the Forestry Commission (FC) as Chair of a new Expert Committee on Forest Science established to support […]

ICF Announces Best Student Award Winner for University of Edinburgh

Graduate celebrates award-winning research to protect Scot’s pine but fears our future foresters also need safeguarding University of Edinburgh student Rosemary Erin Haskell was named the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ Best Student for those graduating from forestry-related degree courses at the University. Erin (22) was delighted to receive her award at her graduation ceremony on […]

Futurologist Hails Chartered Foresters as Shining Example

Futurologist Hails Chartered Foresters as Shining Example                 (Image: Mark Stevenson with Outgoing ICF President Fenning Welstead)   When futurologist Mark Stevenson accepted an invitation to address the recent Institute of Chartered Foresters’ National Conference, little did he think that he would leave the event heralding the delegates […]

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report In the last few years, several new or previously unrecognised pests and pathogens have emerged as significant risks to the UK’s plants, including trees in woodlands, commercial forests and in the urban environment. Given this background, Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser established an independent, expert Taskforce […]

Institute of Chartered Foresters Welcomes New President

Institute of Chartered Foresters Welcomes New President The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is pleased to announce that Professor Julian Evans OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FICFor, formerly its Vice President, has been elected President by members at their recent AGM and national conference in Glasgow. A Fellow of the Institute, Julian graduated with a degree […]

Minister takes to stage at ICF Conference to launch “Strategic Directions”

Environment Minister launching key “Strategic Directions” forestry publication today at Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference    Environment & Climate Change Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, is launching a new publication today giving a clear direction on how the National Forest Estate (land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland) will be managed to meet Scottish Government’s objectives. Giving […]

Countdown for Green Economy – ICF National Conference Update

ICF on Final Countdown to Green Economy Conference New Speakers Confirmed  The final programme for the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) National Conference, Woodlands and the Green Economy – Capitalising on Ecosystems Services, has now been confirmed with some exciting additions to the line up of over 20 of the UK environmental sector’s top professionals. […]

ICF Member Takes on Big Role at Small Woods

ICF Member Takes on Big Role at Small Woods Small Woods, the national woodland charity based in the West Midlands, has announced a new CEO who will take up the post in May. Mike Bentley, a Professional member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Small Woods Association. […]

ICF Joins Call on Government to Prevent Forestry Commission Merger

ICF Joins Call on Government to Prevent Forestry Commission Merger In an open letter to Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the ICF and other leading bodies concerned with the management of England’s woodlands have joined forces to call on the Government to keep Forestry Commission England as a distinct […]

New Welsh Natural Resources Body Becomes Operational

New Welsh Natural Resources Body Becomes Operational Mon 1 April 2013 Today Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government. Its purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced […]

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

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 […]

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