Forest cover at highest level in over 350 years
Forest statistics provide a snapshot of the Irish forestry and forest products sector but data for 2017 not produced although available.
Changes to forestry licensing and approval process
New grant aid conditions for afforestation, woodland improvement, forest roading and aerial fertilisation have been welcomed by the forestry sector.
The importance of knowledge transfer in forestry
Introduction of a national scheme for Forestry Knowledge Transfer Groups (KTGs) focuses on the mobilisation of timber and biomass. Donal Magner reports.
Counting the cost of the dry period
Drought affects tree growth, especially in young plantations, while fires limited to hill and bogs with minimal damage to forests compared with last year.