Compensation needed for ash dieback crisis
Matt Dempsey
There has been a catalogue of policy inadequacy but more to the point, awful stress and hardship affecting about 6,000 families with over 70,000 acres planted with ash.
22 March 2023 Letters
Will more resources be lost before forestry management agency is operational?
"On ‘Vexed Question of Forest Ownership’ by Donal Magner" - Dr Margaret Duff Garvey, environmental historian, Clara Beg North, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.
16 March 2023 News
Irish roundwood timber supply to increase by two-thirds by 2035
Recent studies suggest a significant increase of 68% in roundwood by 2035.
‘Farmers don’t want to plant woodland’
Pete Leeson from the Woodland Trust spoke to the Nature Friendly Farming Network during an online meeting last week.
15 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Meat factories ‘verging on cartel-like’
We see our sheep farmers at the moment facing an existential crisis, Matt Carthy told a Sinn Féin meeting on Monday night.
8 March 2023 News
Map: which counties have the highest forest cover?
One in every five acres of Co Leitrim is covered in forestry, with most of the woodlands being conifers.
6 March 2023 Forestry
It pays to be native when the pine marten is about
Ireland has two species of squirrel, one that is native and another that was introduced by humans. Another native animal is impacting on the populations of both, writes Niamh Kelly.
22 February 2023 Forestry
Ancient Irish Yew trees born in Fermanagh
Used more as a deterrent to animals due to their poisonous nature, yew trees are nonetheless an important sources of food for many bird species. Niamh Kelly reports.
22 February 2023 Forestry
Letter about the decline in Irish forestry.
"Ireland has gone from planting over 8,000 HA per year to approximately 2,000 HA last year." - Liam O’Connor, Grenagh Forest & Farm, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry
15 February 2023 Letters
Landowners reminded to cut overgrown roadside hedges by RSA
Overgrown hedgerows can cause a road safety hazard that could potentially result in loss of life or serious injury, the RSA said.
6 February 2023 News
Three Dublin girls working to save the ash tree
Three Ballbriggan students discovered that the application of some plant hormones can control the growth of the fungus that causes ash dieback.
21 January 2023 News
Stacking up funding for outside investors in forestry
Farmers have been excluded from considering forestry as an option by the poor performance of the Department.
18 January 2023 Viewpoints