Climate and environment
Keen farmer interest in native forestry protection project
Noel Bardon
The Wild Atlantic Rainforest project is seeking to restore, rewild and plant native woodland along the west coast.
15 November 2022 Forestry
Licensing timelines and carbon ownership the challenges in forestry
Over 50 farmers and landowners attended a Woodland Creation Open Day near Sligo on Tuesday to hear about a new forestry demonstration project.
8 November 2022 Pigs
Pig keepers ‘dumping’ pigs in woods
Some people who went about breeding their own pigs for the freezer during the Covid-19 pandemic are now dumping their animals in woods and on farmland, says an animal rescue.
€12m plan to plant 4,000ac of wild woodland in the west
The Wild Atlantic Rainforest Project is spearheaded by Hometree, a not-for-profit organisation based in Ennistymon, Co Clare.
7 November 2022 News
Farmers to be paid over €1,100/ha to plant native trees
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal the payments farmers will receive for planting trees as part of the next national forestry programme.
3 November 2022 Forestry
Who will fund Coillte's planting ambitions?
At a recent forestry conference the State body reiterated its commitment to plant 100,000ha by 2050.
2 November 2022 News
Grazing is a crucial part of nature
In the first part of a three-week series, Peter McCann looks at the basic principles of regenerative agriculture.
Aviva partners with Coillte to plant 400ha
The partnership is a biodiversity promotion to increase native woodland cover rather than a carbon trading project, although it will play a part in removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
26 October 2022 Forestry
Forestry report highlights need to 'accelerate tree planting' in Ireland
Unless, there is a significant and sustained increase in the rate of planting, the Government’s commitment to carbon net zero will not be met – Jim Mackinnon
14 September 2022 Forestry
New vision for Irish forestry to 2050 launched
Minister of State Pippa Hackett has launched a vision for Ireland’s trees, woods and forests until 2050.
12 September 2022 Forestry
Starting out with €200 and more rushes than grass
The Dairygold co-op nomination for the NDC/Kerrygold quality milk awards are Gearoid and Sarah Maher farming near Cappamore in County Limerick.
7 September 2022 Milk quality
Future bright for forestry, despite challenges – Hackett
Following more than four years, the second Woodland Festival got under way last Sunday.
31 August 2022 Forestry