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€34,000 loss after 34 years growing ash
Declan O’Brien
John Reardon's 8ha ash plantation is now covered with a 2m high blanket of briars.
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
12 June 2024 Letters
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
Inequity in the ash dieback scheme was considered to be unacceptable - Simon White, chair, Limerick and Tipperary Woodland owners (LTWO).
Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
12 June 2024 News
Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
Gresham House has confirmed that its Irish Strategic Forestry Fund has purchased close to 13,000ac of mature and semi-mature plantations.
Forestry licences well below targets
Early midterm forestry review needed to address the dismal afforestation returns and disappointing felling licences as presented in dashboard data, writes Donal Magner.
12 June 2024 Forestry
Over 1,700ha of forestry approved for planting
Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that 531ha of forestry has been planted to date this year.
9 June 2024 Forestry
Removing ash dieback plantations costs €5,800/ha
The cost of clearing infected ash plantations this year varied from €2,600/ha to €11,000/ha.
5 June 2024 News
Letter in response to the Department's meeting of the ash dieback taskforce
"Response to press releases from the DAFM over the first meeting of the ash dieback taskforce" - Simon White, chairman, Limerick & Tipperary woodland Owners (LTWO)
5 June 2024 Letters
Tree species should be dictated by quality rather than origin
Ireland’s afforestation programme should emphasise species diversity based on quality, while acknowledging a dearth of native species compared with other European countries, writes Donal Magner.
5 June 2024 Forestry
The need for continuity and support for forest research
Message of late distinguished forester and researcher, Gerhardt Gallagher, who advocated a co-ordinated research programme and research centre within forestry development agency, needs to be adopted.
29 May 2024 Forestry
Heated exchanges at ash dieback taskforce
Forestry growers' representatives said they signed up to the taskforce's terms of reference "under duress".
29 May 2024 News
Supports needed for forestry replanting, Gleeson concedes
Department supremo insists that the legal requirement to replant forestry ground after harvesting will not be removed.
22 May 2024 News
Putting land into forestry a ‘big leap’ for landowners - Department boss
Brendan Gleeson said that it is “extremely unlikely” that the 8,000ha forestry target will be met, unless there is “an explosion in demand”.
19 May 2024 Forestry