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Supports needed for forestry replanting, Gleeson concedes
Declan O’Brien
Department supremo insists that the legal requirement to replant forestry ground after harvesting will not be removed.
9 May 2024 News
Strong demand for Teagasc's forestry clinics
Nearly 500 landowners recently benefited from a one-to-one appointment with a Teagasc forestry adviser. The clinics had a focus on forest creation opportunities for landowners.
3 April 2024 News
Dealing with the fallout from ash dieback
Simon White of the Limerick Tipperary Woodland Owners and Derek McCabe of the Irish Forestry Owners are two growers directly impacted by ash dieback. They share their experiences of the disease.
Honesty needed by Government on the role of productive forestry
Not only is productive forestry being obstructed, native woodland projects are also failing.
20 March 2024 Forestry
Planting trees in a more diverse farming enterprise makes financial sense
The new forestry programme is very ambitious, both in terms of targets, and in balancing economic objectives with wider environmental and social objectives, writes Barry Delaney.
20 March 2024 Forestry
Forestry programme: pick a scheme that fits your needs
There are 12 afforestation forest types in the Forestry Programme 2023-27 along with two native tree area schemes. Apart from two – FT 3 and 4 – all are relevant to farmers. Donal Magner reports.
20 March 2024 Community
Information is power
Reading material gives a comprehensive account of native and non-native Irish trees.
20 March 2024 Forestry
Investment paying off for Murray Timber Group
A €24m investment in new and replacement technology over the past five years paying dividends for the Ballygar sawmill.
20 March 2024 News
Forestry was put in the ‘wrong place’ – Ryan
The nature of forestry, involving clearfell, monoculture and fast-rotation cycles, does not enhance nature, Minister Ryan has said.
13 March 2024 Forestry
Hackett sets up ash dieback taskforce
Letters were issued this week by the Department of Agriculture to bodies representing forestry growers asking if they wished to take part in what is termed an ash dieback taskforce.
6 March 2024 News
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