NLBC Sector: Forestry & Arboriculture

Sub-sectors: Arboriculture, Forestry / Silviculture, Agroforestry

Occupations: Forestry contractor, harvesting forester, lumberjack, arboricultural consultant, tree surgeon, forest officer, forest ranger, woodland officer, woodland manager, arborist, forest manager, silviculturist, forest farmer

Forestry Skills Forum

The enormous variety of uses and the diversity of operations involved in producing wood products and getting them to market, give rise one of the most wide-ranging and complex supply chains of any industry. From the growing and harvesting of


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

Forestry Commission

We are a vibrant organisation with highly talented and motivated staff, working to improve people’s lives through the many benefits that woods and forests can provide.

Institute of Chartered Foresters

A wide variety of forestry and arboricultural courses are offered by universities and colleges throughout the UK. Many of these courses embrace elements of environmental management, conservation and other disciplines relating to forestry and arboriculture. Successfully studying forestry or arboriculture

Lantra: Trees & Timber

Combining forestry, arboriculture, harvesting and timber processing businesses, the trees and timber industry contributes more than £286 million to the UK economy. It employs an estimated 22,452 people through 3,920 businesses.

Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework Trees and Timber

Successful completion of the provision will lead to the award of a Level 3 qualification and recognition as a qualified coppice & craft manager, assistant arboricultural officer, assistant head forester, social forester or woodland manager within the sector.

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