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Medium timber supply strong but will fall off a 'cliff edge' after 2035
Donal Magner
Current annual production from the private sector stands at 3.1m m3 but a new report forecasts a reduction of €0.4bn to the economy and a loss of 3,800 jobs.
Small-scale forestry scheme mired in soft ground
28 February 2024 News
Small-scale forestry scheme mired in soft ground
Farmers are identifying wet sections of ground to plant, but peaty soils are ineligible for the Native Tree Area scheme.
Nursery planning for an uncertain future
14 February 2024 Forestry
Nursery planning for an uncertain future
None-so-Hardy up for the challenge to meet demand for native species, but resilience and adaptability required as afforestation continues to fall, Donal Magner writes.
New restrictions on spruce logs as IFA demands ban
Minister Hackett announces additional protection against the potential importation of the bark beetle, but IFA maintains that a temporary ban is necessary, writes Donal Magner.
14 February 2024 Forestry
Grants of up to €6,000 for restoring native woodland
The removal on non-native trees and the removal of invasive species are among the measures which will be grant aided.
12 February 2024 Forestry
IFA reiterates misgivings on forestry programme
The IFA has claimed that the new forestry programme will result in a reduced timber productive area and higher overall establishment costs for farmers.
7 February 2024 News
Annual afforestation up to 35,000ha to achieve net zero – EPA report
EPA climate assessment calls for "unprecedented rates of afforestation" but omits how this can be achieved, while there is no reference to the role of wood in construction and renewable energy.
7 February 2024 l2
Getting Ireland's new forestry programme back on track
Without intervention, Ireland’s flagship forestry programme will struggle to deliver. Ray Ó Foghlú recently finished a Nuffield scholarship on barriers to woodland creation. He outlines what needs to change.
7 February 2024 Forestry
New restrictions announced for timber imports from Scotland
The restrictions come as forestry sector fears of a bark beetle infestation have grown.
7 February 2024 Forestry
Veon to fund forestry scholarship with SETU
The scholarship is designed to foster academic and professional excellence.
31 January 2024 Forestry
Getting research into practice
Recent presentations by UCD postgraduate research students poses questions about the need for a national forestry research centre to improve efficacy of projects, writes Donal Magner.
31 January 2024 Forestry
Shortage of contractors hitting ash removals
Under the Reconstitution of Ash Dieback Scheme, plantation owners have just four months from the date of receiving approval to remove diseased trees.
31 January 2024 News