One Year On – Forestry Policy Statement

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

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

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

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

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

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 – 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

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 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

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 […]