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Forestry plantings slump to 5ha/week
Declan O’Brien
Five hectares is just a fraction of the level of planting recorded in July 2023 and was described as a continuation of the forestry sector’s “poor performance” this year.
10 July 2024 News
John Deere to lay off up to 600 staff across three US factories
US media outlets are reporting that John Deere will lay off about 600 staff member across three of its US production sites in August, due to the market downturn.
10 July 2024 News
Farmers locked out of forestry by new rules
The FII survey found this is due to restrictions imposed on lands eligible for planting by the Forestry Programme launched in autumn 2023.
Trust is at the heart of our inability to halt biodiversity loss
For Ireland to restore its woodlands, peatlands and grasslands, trust between key stakeholders will have to reestablished, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
Scotland planting 10 times more trees than Ireland
Scotland is outstripping Ireland when it comes to afforestation, with planting reaching a new high in 2024.
3 July 2024 Forestry
State grant aided 288,000ha of forestry since the 1980s
Just six forestry owners received Department grants across a combined 8,700ha of forests.
3 July 2024 News
Call for forestry representation on carbon working group
The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) has called for forestry to be represented in the Department of Agriculture carbon farming working group.
3 July 2024 Forestry
Log prices steady over past year
UCD timber survey shows level prices achieved in private sales for small, medium and large logs over 12 months, writes Donal Magner.
3 July 2024 Forestry
Climate-neutral Ireland could require 30% cut to beef and milk - EPA research
Sweeping changes to Ireland's agricultural output, forestry plantings and soil management would be required to reach net zero by 2050, new research published has suggested.
Lakeland Dairies to plant 5,000 trees
Two hectares of trees have been planted to acknowledge Lakeland Dairies’ 3,200 farm families and 1,400 staff members as Lakeland teams up with Western Forestry Co-op.
1 July 2024 News
Department spent €74m on forestry last year
There was only around 20% of the State's afforestation target actually planted in 2023.
28 June 2024 Forestry
Wood construction in a masonry culture
The RIAI Architecture Awards showcase rural hybrid buildings that combine wood with traditional masonry materials, writes Donal Magner.
26 June 2024 Forestry