Sustainability the theme at RDS awards
Donal Magner
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.
11 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: change needed if forestry potential is to be harnessed
The forestry sector offers the potential to significantly increase income on Irish farms but we have been missing afforestation targets for years.
6 May 2022 Forestry
‘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.
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 launches public consultation survey on forestry policy
Farmers and the public can now give their views on the future of forestry through the Department of Agriculture’s survey.
16 March 2022 News
Changes to native woodland schemes
Circular amends planting mixtures of indigenous tree species for the current planting. Donal Magner reports.
9 March 2022 Forestry
Public wants more woodland creation - forestry survey
Some 1,012 people were involved in the forestry attitudes survey.
3 March 2022 News
Average price of estate purchases up 87% at Savills
The average estate sold for £8.8m which was a rise of 87% on the year at Savills.
2 March 2022 Scotland
Frost scheme for damaged forests should include those planted since 2015 – IFA
A new scheme has been made available to forest owners whose plantations were affected by major frost events which damaged young trees.
24 January 2022 News
Warning that selling carbon could limit ability to farm
Farmers warned that selling soil carbon could help farmers in the short term, but fetter them in the medium and long term.
12 January 2022 News
‘No-brainer’ to pay farmers to move land into forestry
A package of measures is needed that will really appeal to farmers and reward them for planting trees, Forest Industries Ireland has said.
10 December 2021 News
Forestry requires ‘multi-layered’ solutions - Hackett
Ireland is going to be wholly reliant on the farmers and landowners of the future to meet afforestation targets, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
18 November 2021 News