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

New scheme to pay farmers for deer and hare fencing
Rachel Donovan
New rates of €18 per metre have been approved for deer fencing for forests.
Forestry programme deserves to succeed despite major barriers
20 September 2023 Forestry
Forestry programme deserves to succeed despite major barriers
Lack of timelines in achieving licences and rapidly reducing land availability for forestry have been identified as major barriers, writes Donal Magner.
Adapting to a changing forest landscape
20 September 2023 Forestry
Adapting to a changing forest landscape
Donal Whelan, technical director of the Irish Timber Growers Association, reports on how existing forest owners see the new programme.
Many options for farmers in new programme
The new Forestry Programme has never had more options, choice and reward for farmers, writes Marina Conway, chief executive of Western Forestry Co-operative.
20 September 2023 Forestry
8,000ha annual planting programme difficult to achieve
Geraldine O’Sullivan, IFA senior policy executive for environment and forestry, says that while the native woodland scheme is attractive, it's difficult to see how the afforestation target will be met
20 September 2023 Forestry
Delivery of Forestry Programme from a tree nursery perspective
Teige Ryan, chair of SEEFA and director, None so Hardy Nurseries, explains why existing barriers will need to be removed if forestry activity is to be stimulated.
20 September 2023 Forestry
Minister Hackett announces open call for forestry promotion projects
A need has been identified to re-establish a more rooted understanding of the value of forests, Minister Hackett has said.
20 September 2023 Forestry
Less than half of forestry licenses granted since 2020 held up to appeal
The Forestry Appeals Committee fully held up just 294 out of the 648 forestry licenses appealed to it since 2020.
18 September 2023 News
Sustainable forest management and production forestry
Meeting environmental, economic and social needs is the key to sustainable forest management and forest certification, but Donal Magner asks if the balance has been tilted against the economic?
13 September 2023 Forestry
Forestry incentives welcomed but weaknesses identified in new programme
Strong financial supports acknowledged but widespread reservations about land availability for afforestation, increased environmental constraints and demotion of commercial forestry.
6 September 2023 Forestry
Applications for €1.3bn forestry programme open
Farmers can now apply to plant trees under the State’s forestry programme, the biggest investment in the sector ever seen, according to Minister Pippa Hackett.
6 September 2023 News
Forestry the ‘weak link’ in Government’s climate plan - CCAC
Chair of the CCAC Marie Donnelly has hit out at Government for poor afforestation levels.
4 September 2023 News