Forestry and Arboriculture

Sub sector



Employer, New entrant / guardian, Trade association, Training provider


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales


Confor is a membership organisation that promotes sustainable forestry and wood-using businesses. Confor are a not-for-profit organisation that works to support sustainable forestry and wood-using businesses through political engagement, market promotion and supporting our members’ competitiveness. Confor represents the whole ‘supply chain’, including nurseries, contractors, growers and professionals, sawmills, panel-board producers and wood and woodfuel supply businesses. Confor focuses on the core strategic issues that are vital to the success and sustainable future of individuals and businesses, but which they cannot tackle alone. Confor focuses on the following:

  • Helping to build the market for wood products and forest services;
  • Creating a supportive policy environment for forestry and wood-using businesses;
  • Working with partners to tackle ongoing sectoral issues such as research, skills and business support
  • Providing high quality, valued member services.
  • Confor’s website allows you to explore career case studies and get a taste for forestry and wood.

    Confor website

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