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19 February 2019

Full programme for ICF national conference 2019 in Oxford

Full details of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) national conference programme are now live. With a global theme this year looking at the UK’s role in forestry worldwide, the highlights include speakers from Australia, the United States, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. These...



15 February 2019

Power Giant Drax and Tilhill Forestry confirmed as Headline Sponsors

Drax Group and Tilhill Forestry are confirmed as the headline sponsors for the UK’s must-attend forestry conference this April in Oxford. The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is also pleased to announce that its Twitter Wall sponsor, Sorbus International, and conference brochure sponsor, Forest Research, have confirmed their support for...


06 February 2019

New Forestry Strategy sets out long term vision

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, today launched a new Strategy that will help to secure the long-term success and sustainability of Scotland’s forestry sector. Scotland’s Forestry Strategy sets out the government’s approach over the next 10 years to expand, protect and enhance Scotland’s forests and woodlands. The strategy seeks...


02 February 2019

Unsung forestry heroes to be recognised

The men of the British Honduran Forestry Unit (BHFU), who travelled 5,000 miles to keep Scotland’s timber supplies alive during WW2, are to be recognised for their heroic contribution. Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has written to the Belize High Commissioner to thank the country’s citizens for their efforts.  He has also...


31 January 2019

Scottish pine martens repopulating in Welsh mountains

Forest Enterprise Scotland staff are celebrating the success of a pine marten reintroduction programme in Wales, after helping to source and capture specimens from across Scotland. The Pine Marten Recovery Project has been led by the Vincent Wildlife Trust under licence from SNH and in full compliance with the Scottish Code...