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Forestry
Call for forestry representation on carbon working group
Donal Magner
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 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: my ash pension fund is now gone
Tree planting has now to be encouraged big time and undoubtedly landowners are put off by this messy ash dieback business.
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.
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
Timber prices steady, IFA survey shows
According to the IFA timber price survey, from April to June 2024 there was no major change in prices received across all timber products.
20 June 2024 News
Ireland needs commercial conifers, not small native woodlands - FII
Forest Industries Ireland director Mark McAuley said the growth of Irish forestry has slowed dramatically.
26 March 2024 News
Department gives green light for DURA2 posts for TAMS
With the ban on creosote posts in place since last May, one of the alternatives that has emerged recently is Dura2 posts, which visually look similar to creosote-treated posts.
26 March 2024 News
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
Ready-mix costs increase by 46.6% over three-year period
CSO figures show that while structural steel and timber costs are down, ready-mix, gravel and cement have all increased again this year.
20 March 2024 Buildings
Ireland contributes five million native trees to EU tree initiative
The initiative aims to roughly double the forest expansion rate in the EU achieved over the period 2005-2020 with three billion additional trees planted by 2030.
20 March 2024 News
Licences up for roads while planting offers 'a chink of light'
Forestry licences issued for February are holding up for roads, but are down for felling while a late surge for afforestation, if maintained, offers some hope, writes Donal Magner.
6 March 2024 Forestry
New restrictions on spruce logs as IFA demands ban
Minister Hackett announces additional protection against the potential importation of the bark beetle, but IFA maintains that a temporary ban is necessary, writes Donal Magner.
14 February 2024 Forestry