Northern Ireland
Industry drive to get carbon audits done
David Wright
The initial target for carbon audits is farms in CAFRE Business Development Groups.
Commission to propose carbon credit certification by end of year
Head of unit at the Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action Christian Holzleitner said carbon certification will enable farmers to be rewarded for the carbon they store.
29 June 2022 Forestry
Forestry group tells Government of need for 20,000ha afforestation programme
Report claims a viable afforestation programme “would have mitigated the emissions from dairy expansion since 2010.” Donal Magner reports
Grants for tree planting on NI farmland
Two grants for establishing woodland are open for applications in Northern Ireland. Peter McCann reports.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Native Oaks vulnerable to non-native moth
Irish trees are battling Dutch elm disease, ash dieback and horse chestnut bleeding canker, but Niamh Kelly warns readers to also be vigilant for the oak processionary moth species.
15 June 2022 Forestry
Sustainability the theme at RDS awards
RDS awards make a welcome return as top forestry prizes go to Wicklow, Down and Cavan, with excellent projects in Laois, Clare, Cork and Meath running them close.
18 May 2022 Forestry
Farmers shouldn’t fear carbon journey, says Gilliland
John Gilliland gave his inaugural lecture as Professor of Practice at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday evening.
17 May 2022 Northern Ireland
‘Deliberative dialogue’ on forestry strategy set for 10 and 14 May
The event will aid the development of a new strategy for how Ireland plants and manages trees for a generation to come, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
6 May 2022 Forestry
95% drop in area afforested by farmers since 2010 – CSO
Fewer farmers have sought to plant forests on their land every year since 2010, according to new figures released by the CSO.
27 April 2022 Forestry
Forestry group explores legal action over ash dieback
The disease is now prevalent throughout the country and is likely to cause the death of the vast majority of Irish ash trees over the next two decades.
13 April 2022 News
Department does U-turn on fairy forts as area for nature
Raths or fairy forts were out and now they’re in when it comes to eligibility as an area for nature under the new CAP.
30 March 2022 News
Raths not included as areas for nature under CAP
Farmers at a CAP information meeting in Wexford were confused as to why the rath, common on many farms, would not be considered an area for nature.
23 March 2022 News