I am delighted to have been promoted to a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
I am proud to be a Chartered Forester as I believe that the profession needs to be promoted more widely in a positive light, and because I strongly support the importance of the ICF in upholding excellence in forestry and arboriculture.
Being promoted from Member (MICFor) to Fellow perhaps reflects these interests and beliefs, and recognises my work to support the ICF. I have served on the ICF’s Council for three years, acted as Technical Co-ordinator for a National Conference, and authored the Proceedings for three National Conferences (2008, 2009 and 2010). I have served as an examiner for the ICF’s Professional Examinations for a number of years.
I am now entitled to bear the letters FICFor after my name.
More about the Institute of Chartered Foresters
The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) was founded in 1925 as the Society of Foresters of Great Britain. It gained its current name in 1974 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1982. It recently added the Chartered Arboriculturist qualification.
Our trees and woodlands, whether in our countryside or towns, need to be managed sustainably to meet society’s increasing demands for wood fibre and fuel, for recreation, for social welfare, for wildlife and landscape, for environmental protection, and for economic development. It is increasingly important that our trees and woodlands are in good hands. Managing this resource is a responsible task, requiring a high standard of professional management and knowledge. These are the roles of the Chartered Forester or Chartered Arboriculturist.