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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Contact Us

Contact ICF Administration and General Enquiries – Ben Summers-McKay Finance – Cheryl Symon Membership – Stuart Glen Events and Publications (Chartered Forester) – Allison Lock Marketing and Communications – Julie Thomson   ICF Head Office 59 George StreetEdinburghEH2 2JGTelephone: 0131 240 1425E-mail: icf@charteredforesters.org   View Larger Map   ICF Bristol Office Brunswick CourtBrunswick SquareBristolBS2 8PETelephone: […]

Task Force Boost to Sustainable Forestry

Task Force Boost to Sustainable Forestry The Government has announced it will implement a host of the forestry sector’s own recommendations to boost sustainable forestry and the green economy in its response to the Forestry Regulation Task Force published on 27 March 2012. The Task Force identified more than 40 ways to make it easier […]

Guiding Light – “UK Forestry Standard”

Guiding Light – “UK Forestry Standard” Richard Howe MICFor is Policy Advisor for Forestry Commission (GB) based at Silvan House in Edinburgh. He has led the project to produce the new UK Forestry Standard and supporting guidelines. Endorsed by all the forestry ministers of the UK, these were published by the Forestry Commission in November […]


Resources for Foresters and Arboriculturists This section contains an abundance of materials relating to forests, woodlands and trees in the UK territories and beyond. The ICF is passionately and professionally committed to the propagation of knowledge and information for the benefit of those with a vested interest in woodlands and trees, whether on a professional, […]

ICF National Study Tour

ICF National Study Tour The ICF National Study Tour is predominantly an outdoor annual event, occurring in the autumn at a location chosen to best reflect the topic in hand. The length of Study Tours varies depending on the locations being visited. The tours usually take the form of an indoor evening introduction, with short […]

The Institute of Chartered Foresters

Welcome to the Institute of Chartered Foresters. As the Royal Chartered body for forestry and arboricultural professionals, our members are part of the UK’s leading professional organisation relating to forests, woodlands and trees.