All the latest forestry news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all the forestry news developments in the sector.

Forestry: spoilt for species choice
Donal Magner
Close to 40 tree species are grant-aided in Ireland, but forest owners should narrow the list down considerably, advises Donal Magner.
30 November 2022 Dealer
Coillte and Gresham House get Dáil airing
While a tie-up between the State forestry agency and the British investment house has not been officially confirmed by either party, there are plenty of straws in the wind regarding a mooted deal.
29 November 2022 Forestry
Organic farmers will continue to receive payments if they plant agroforestry
We don’t have an awful lot of agroforestry in Ireland, but it is something that would resonate a lot with organic farmers, Minister Pippa Hackett has said.
New planting priorities cause supply headaches for nurseries
While forestry companies have discounted suggestions of a serious shortage of young trees for planting in 2023, there are concerns within the industry, write Declan O'Brien and Lorcan Roche Kelly.
23 November 2022 News
Sheeran Group aims for carbon neutrality
The Mountrath-based sawmill and pallet manufacturer is now a major producer in Laois, Mayo, Westmeath, Cavan and Dublin, where it employs 320 directly with hundreds more jobs in harvesting and service areas. Donal Magner reports
23 November 2022 Forestry
Land use review is 12- 18 months away
Ireland’s emissions reduction targets to create carbon sinks through land use and forestry will be “challenging”, says Minister of State Pippa Hackett.
23 November 2022 News
Agroforestry: 'It gave my marginal land some value'
Rachel Donovan spoke to farmers who have adopted the concept of agroforestry on their farm.
23 November 2022 News
Tirlán suppliers to plant over 450,000 trees by 2025
The new tree and hedge planting target comes off the back of the original target of 100,000, which Tirlán says were planted 12 months ahead of schedule.
23 November 2022 News
8,000ha planting target ‘realistic at present’ – Minister Hackett
Minister Hackett discusses recent increases in 20-year forestry premia, afforestationschemes, species mix and planting targets with Donal Magner.
16 November 2022 News
Licensing timelines and carbon ownership the challenges in forestry
Over 50 farmers and landowners attended a Woodland Creation Open Day near Sligo on Tuesday to hear about a new forestry demonstration project.
15 November 2022 Forestry
Europe seeks greater emissions reduction from land use and forestry
A provisional EU agreement has laid out policy for calculating carbon removed and omitted by land and forestry as well as mechanisms to hold member states to account for failing to meet targets.
11 November 2022 News
National Parks acquires 4,500ha of Coillte land in Mayo
One of the largest land transfers in the State’s recent history has seen the NPWS set about rewilding some 4,500ha previously managed by Coillte.
9 November 2022 News