Big crowd expected at Thurles ash dieback conference
Donal Magner
Limerick and Tipperary Woodland Owners (LTWO) are the organisers of the event.
15 March 2023 Northern Ireland
‘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.
Over half of Ireland’s native plants in decline - report
A 20-year study of Ireland’s plant biodiversity has highlighted how intensive farm management is leading to a decline in native grassland flora.
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
Forestry area surpasses 800,000ha but conifers still dominate
A further 267,000ha is covered by hedgerows, according to a forestry survey conducted by the Department of Agriculture.
20 February 2023 Forestry
Minister told 3,000km of hedgerow removed annually
There will be a protest at Leinster House on Monday calling for improved policy and incentives for the protection of hedgerows.
15 February 2023 News
Green Belt: 500m trees and 40 years on
There are plenty of options for farmers in new forestry programme as the Department is paying higher rates of tax-free premiums for 20 years, Green Belt maintains.
21 December 2022 Forestry
Keen farmer interest in native forestry protection project
The Wild Atlantic Rainforest project is seeking to restore, rewild and plant native woodland along the west coast.
18 November 2022 Climate and environment
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.
15 November 2022 Forestry
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.
8 November 2022 Pigs
€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