RFS Forestry Awards to Showcase Welsh Woodland Management

RFS Forestry Awards to Showcase Welsh Woodland Management RFS President, Sir Jack Whitaker The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) are to highlight excellence in Welsh woodland management, with this year’s RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards going to the best woodlands in Wales. The deadline for entries is Friday, 6 March. Entries are now being accepted for […]

Forest Landscape Design Course

Forest Landscape Design Training Course Forestry Commission Scotland are to hold a Forest Landscape Design training course this coming Autumn. The course will explore the principles of such design and is open to anyone involved in forest and woodland management.  Nicholas Shepherd, Landscape and Culture Adviser with Forestry Commission Scotland, who will run the informal […]

Forestry Forum Update

Forestry Forum Update The Forestry Forum Meeting took place today at Defra’s offices in London, to hear the Government’s progress in implementing the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recommendations. Collaborative Efforts for Better Woodland Mangement Dan Rogerson MP, recently appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for water, forestry, rural affairs and resource management, spoke at the […]

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What We Do

The Professional Body for Forestry and Arboriculture What is Forestry? Forestry is defined as the practice of all aspects of professional tree care, including forest and woodland management, arboriculture, urban forestry, environmental forestry and research, education and training in these fields. Forests, woodlands and urban trees must be sustainably managed to meet society’s increasing demands […]

History of the ICF

History of the Institute of Chartered Foresters The Institute of Chartered Foresters was founded in 1925 as the Society of Foresters of Great Britain. It became the Institute of Foresters in 1974 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1982. Its objectives have always been: the maintenance and improvement of the standards of practice and […]