Forestry

Forestry thinning ‘a crop management activity – not a profit earner’

Forestry thinning ‘a crop management activity – not a profit earner’

The timing of thinning forestry for the first time depends on a number of factors, according to Padraig Egan, General Manager...

July 16, 2015

‘Subsidies keep drystock farmers out of forestry’

‘Subsidies keep drystock farmers out of forestry’

More loss-making drystock enterprises should be switching to forestry, according to Professor Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy at...

June 8, 2015

Guide to grants and funding available to those with forestry

Guide to grants and funding available to those with forestry

The new Forestry Programme will involve a commitment of €482 million to the forestry sector. Under the programme the Afforestation...

May 19, 2015

Annual forestry payments to be received by April 17

Annual forestry payments to be received by April 17

Forest owners will receive their annual tax-free forestry payments for 2015 by April 17, Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the...

April 14, 2015

How to re-establish a forest after a clearfell

How to re-establish a forest after a clearfell

Most forest owners know that a forest must be replanted after the final timber crop has been harvested however, Teagasc...

April 9, 2015

Forestry sector due for boost, with €482m investment

Forestry sector due for boost, with €482m investment

The forestry sector will see investment of €482m as the Department of Agriculture secures State Aid approval for the new...

February 23, 2015

90% of 30,000 hurleys sold at Ploughing made with Scandinavian ash

90% of 30,000 hurleys sold at Ploughing made with Scandinavian ash

It has been estimated that 30,000 hurleys have been sold at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. And while slow-growing ash is...

September 25, 2014

Shortage of land will inhibit vast forestry potential

Shortage of land will inhibit vast forestry potential

A critical shortage of available land may inhibit the expansion of the Irish forestry sector, the General Manager of one...

September 11, 2014