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Department awards €1.6m in funds to projects promoting forestry
Noel Bardon
Groups successful in accessing the funds include the ACA, Coillte, an Taisce and the ibec-affiliated Forest Industries Ireland.
Trees aren’t always the answer
To meet 2035 woodland creation targets, half of Ireland’s wet grasslands would need to be afforested. This is not necessarily a good thing, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
22 November 2023 News
Farmers to plant over 2,000km of hedgerow for ACRES
Farmers have responded favorably to measures involving the planting of trees on their farms in ACRES, the Irish Agroforesrty conference heard last week.
My Farming Week: Christy Kavanagh, Glendarragh, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow
Christy and his family are in the middle of harvesting 20,000 Christmas trees for the upcoming festive season.
22 November 2023 News
Conference hears Ireland has fourth highest tree cover in EU
Attendees experienced a jam-packed schedule at the the Irish agro-forestry forum conference taking place over Thursday and Friday in Bantry, Co Cork.
16 November 2023 News
Woodlands and wellbeing in Co Westmeath
Forestry is sometimes viewed as incompatible with farming but, for Ger Deegan, it has allowed him to ‘breathe again’ and to enjoy his farming more than ever, writes Brendan Dunford.
15 November 2023 Footprint Farmers
'Urgent rethink' of forestry strategy needed
The Agricultural Consultants Association say that the current Government forestry strategy needs revisiting, a year into its implementation.
15 November 2023 Forestry
Farmer Writes: world-class speakers at Barnett-Hall grain conference
Pedro Dejneka, Gerry Hussey, Rachel Connor and Dan Basse took to the stage at the Barnett-Hall customer grain conference in the Heritage Hotel, Co Laois, last week.
7 November 2023 News
Forestry interest ‘very high’ despite State’s previous failures - Hackett
Farmer interest is high in small-scale tree planting and agrofroestry, the minister maintains.
6 November 2023 News
New scheme offers landowners over €20,000 to plant 1ha of woodland
The Native Tree Area Scheme is a new departure for woodland creation on Irish farms, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
Chipping up to 75t/hour with Ireland's largest Fendt tractor and trailed chipper
Chipping over 100,000t of timber annually using two Fendt tractors and trailed Mus-Max chippers, Gary Abbott caught up with R&W Noble Contracts to find out more
1 November 2023 Contracting
Q&A: Key farmer questions on new native tree area scheme answered
The majority of farmers in the room wanted to find out more about the new Native Tree Area Scheme, which was announced by the Department of Agriculture earlier this month.
25 October 2023 News