One Year On – Forestry Policy Statement

One Year On – a lot done, more to do On Wednesday, a meeting of the Forestry Forum were presented with ‘One Year On’, a government policy statement outlining their effectiveness over the last 12 months in implementing the Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement in England. One year ago, 36 commitments were made to the […]

Conference Programme Highlights Bright Future for Urban Forestry

Conference Programme Highlights Bright Future for Urban Forestry As a world-class conference programme for Trees, People and the Built Environment II (TPBE II) is announced, key themes emerging for the event include the future for our urban forests and the global shift towards biophilic cities. International Experts in Urban Forestry Delegates at the forthcoming TPBE […]

UKFS and Woodland Management Plan Workshops

UKFS and Woodland Management Plan Workshops In association with Forestry Commission England (FCE), the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) will run a series of workshops in January and February to introduce the FCE UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) and revised Woodland Management Plans. The UKFS and Woodland Management Plan Workshops, which will take place at venues […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Defra Say Focus Now on Slowing Spread of Chalara Rather than Eradicating

Defra – update to Interim Chalara Control Plan Chalara Can’t be Stoppped  – Focus now on Reducing the Rate of Spread Chalara Ash tree dieback is caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus. It has already affected a high proportion of ash trees in Northern Europe. It was discovered for the first time in Great Britain […]

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 […]

Trees, People and the Built Environment II

Trees, People and the Built Environment II – Dates Announced for 2014 Following on from a highly successful event in 2011, we are pleased to announce that the second ‘Trees, People and the Built Environment’, an international urban trees research conference, will return to Birmingham on 2 and 3 April, 2014. View the Conference Website >> […]

Dr Ken James – Could ICF Workshop Reveal the Real Answer ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’?

The ICF is delighted to announce that world-renowned expert on tree structures and biomechanics, Dr Ken James, has accepted an invitation to come to the UK to share his pioneering research on dynamic structural analysis of wind loading on trees at a series of workshops in April:  Could ICF Workshop Reveal the Real Answer ‘Blowin’ […]

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

 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

 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 […]

Chartered Foresters appointed to Natural Resources Wales Executive Team

Chartered Foresters appointed to Natural Resources Wales Executive Team Natural Resources Wales has now appointed its senior executive team who will work with chief executive Emyr Roberts, chairman Peter Matthews and the Board, to lead the new organisation, when it becomes operational on 1 April 2013: Trefor Owen – Executive Director for National ServicesClive Thomas […]

ICF Announces Record Number of New Professional Members

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has admitted a record number of new Professional Members (MICFor) following its annual professional examinations which took place in November 2012. Thirty-three new members will be awarded with chartered status – the highest number of candidates in the Institute’s recent history and an increase of over 25% on last […]

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed The Institute of Chartered Foresters can confirm that the rapid action Chalara survey carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland has now been completed. In the sample survey, which covered 80,000kmsq and lasted five days, 5 per cent of the sites investigated showed potential symptoms of the disease and will now […]

ICF Honorary Fellowship Awarded to Dr Sophie Churchill

ICF Honorary Fellowship Awarded to Dr Sophie Churchill The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is delighted to announce that Dr Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for outstanding services to the forestry Industry. The award of Honorary Fellow is not made lightly. The […]

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