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Forestry development agency is a step towards a viable afforestation programme
Donal Magner
Donal Magner looks at the role of forestry in climate change mitigation.
21 September 2022 Forestry
Widespread support for a forestry development agency
Nurseries, foresters, farmers, contractors, sawmills, universities and forestry organisations support the establishment of a Forestry Development Agency. Donal Magner and Michael Guilfoyle report.
21 September 2022 Forestry
Assessing forestry and the public mood
Two surveys show that a clear majority of people believe forestry in Ireland is beneficial to community, landscape, recreation, biodiversity and carbon storage, writes Donal Magner.
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
The advantages of extending crop rotations
Extending forest rotations increase long-term yield, revenue and climate change benefits on wind-firm sites.
7 September 2022 Forestry
Restore forestry spend by upping grant rates by 50% - FII
While FII is primarily pushing for higher forestry payments in Budget 2023, it is also seeking a revamp of the ash dieback scheme.
6 September 2022 Forestry
Meeting forestry target would have mitigated dairy expansion emissions
If afforestation targets were met, the emissions associated with dairy expansion would have been neutralised, a researcher has said.
6 September 2022 Forestry
Agriculture needs forestry to reach carbon neutrality - report
New report highlights the need for an 18,000ha afforestation programme to deliver forestry and climate goals by mid-century.
6 September 2022 Forestry
The challenge of increasing wood in construction
There are major challenges and benefits in developing markets for both timber frame housing and mass wood medium rise buildings using homegrown timber. Donal Magner reports.
31 August 2022 Forestry
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
Department to revise tree felling site notices after data protection ruling
The Association of Irish Forestry Consultants said the site notices "presented a potential risk to the personal safety of forest owners living in remote rural areas".
30 August 2022 Forestry