Minister Hackett announces open call for forestry promotion projects
Amy Forde
A need has been identified to re-establish a more rooted understanding of the value of forests, Minister Hackett has said.
6 September 2023 Forestry
Forestry incentives welcomed but weaknesses identified in new programme
Strong financial supports acknowledged but widespread reservations about land availability for afforestation, increased environmental constraints and demotion of commercial forestry.
6 September 2023 Dealer
We can't see the wood for the trees
Forestry planting targets are miles behind the Government's target, but that's only one of the problems facing how tree planting will (or won't) contribute to climate targets.
Teagasc launches new forestry training course
The course will train participants in the operation of forestry forwarders, used during harvest.
30 August 2023 News
Need for forestry programme clarity stressed at Tullamore Show
Stakeholders say that the administration of the new programme needs to be streamlined to makes it more attractive, with high broadleaf targets and restricted planting on peats is criticised.
16 August 2023 Forestry
Afforestation licenses plummet as EU response to new programme imminent
The final European Commission response to the State’s proposed forestry schemes for the coming years is expected within a matter of weeks.
2 August 2023 News
IFA's timber survey shows stability in prices
Timber prices have shown consistency in the first half of 2023, according to the IFA.
5 July 2023 News
Realising the potential for Irish forestry
Although forestry has been identified as the most important land use in achieving net zero, it lacks targets and leadership to achieve realistic goals.
Public views on Irish forestry
There is an overwhelming support for more forests in all surveys of public opinion on forestry, writes Donal Magner.
7 June 2023 Forestry
Coillte accused of locking farmers out of plantations
“We have no faith and no trust in Coillte. They have failed us in every toss and turn up until this time,” one grower told the committee.
31 May 2023 News
In pictures: producing 60,000t of wood pellets in Enniskillen
Renewables editor Stephen Robb recently visited Ireland’s largest sawmill, Balcas, which produces some 60,000t of wood pellets and a range of sawn timber products using Irish timber.
17 May 2023 Forestry
Coillte facing legal action from landowners
The landowners are believed to be unhappy with the manner in which their plantations have been managed.
3 May 2023 News