Working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nurseries.
Trees are a vital part of the British countryside and provide an important amenity value in urban settings as well. Managing trees in all their settings for commercial, recreational or amenity value is a rapidly expanding area of the countryside sector with increasing awareness of the importance of caring for our tree stock and some of the threats its facing from novel diseases and alien invasive species and pests.
Jobs and employment
Typical jobs include
Forest Worker and
Tree Surgeon, the National Careers Service has role profiles of all of these and many more (click the links)
See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.
To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a good start.
See current arboriculture volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
See current countryside conservation volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
Skills, training and CPD.
There are many different skills and qualifications required to work with trees,
If you're thinking of a career working with trees there are details of longer courses, diplomas to MSc, on the Training Directory here.
Information and in depth articles
Importance of health and safety in countryside work, Lowe Maintenance
The right tree in the right place, The Heart if England Forest
A plastic free future…, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
Horse logging, the traditional tool for the future, British Horse Loggers
Forestry Plastic Group, Confor
Regeneration game, CLA
Are you prepared for Chalara Ash Dieback?, The Environment Partnership
Introduction to agroforestry in the Heart of England Forest, The Heart of England Forest
The Cambridge Canopy Project: preparing a city for a changing climate
Ribble Rivers Trust launches 10-year campaign to plant half a million trees
Amelia Williams, Tree Officer for Test Valley Borough Council - a typical day in my life
The Orchard Habitat, People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)
Royal Forestry Society
Forestry and Land Scotland