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Forestry ‘ace up the sleeve’ in meeting climate targets - Minister
Rachel Donovan
The new forestry programme will revolutionise the way farmers look at forestry, Minister McConalogue said at the launch of the Teagasc climate action strategy.
30 November 2022 Forestry
Forestry: spoilt for species choice
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 News
Farmland wanted for 100 million trees project
This sustainability initiative headed by Wexford brothers Richard and David Mulcahy, will to be rolled out nationwide.
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
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
Warning over paying forestry premiums to hedge funds
The private forester body said the payment of premiums to institutional investors would be “nothing short of a national scandal”.
16 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
Ambitious €1.3bn forestry programme launched
Major effort to revitalise afforestation and to bring farmers back into the programme by offering premium payments up to €22,800/ha over 20 years, writes Donal Magner.
9 November 2022 Forestry
New forestry premiums should 'encourage farmers' to plant
Donal Magner gauges the reaction of the forestry sector to the new Forestry Programme.
9 November 2022 Forestry
Department issuing more forestry licences than applications received
The Minister has said that he remains “committed to a licensing system that is fit for purpose which will underpin an ambitious new forestry programme”.
6 November 2022 News
Move needs to be made on forestry premiums
There should be a bounce in 2023 planting if the forestry premiums can be nailed down.
2 November 2022 Viewpoints
New forestry programme to be 'done and dusted' by end of year
There will be a greater focus on delivering environmental benefits from new and existing forests, Minister Hackett said.
19 October 2022 Forestry