A Forester, also known as a Forest Officer or Professional Forester, plans and manages woodland areas and forests. They are responsible for forest maintenance, development and management through the planting and harvesting of timber.
Foresters carry out a range of supervisory and managerial tasks across all stages of development, from valuing and buying land through to harvesting timber.
Foresters are also involved in wildlife and environmental conservation and practise sustainable forestry. They work closely with landowners, local authorities, and other contractors and advisors.