Forestry

Coillte profits increase 64% on 2014 as debt drops

Coillte profits increase 64% on 2014 as debt drops

Coillte, Ireland’s largest forestry and land solutions company, has announced a 64% increase in profits for 2015 on the year previous...

May 27, 2016

Applications to plant 17,000ac of forestry received in last 8 months

Applications to plant 17,000ac of forestry received in last 8 months

Since opening for applications for financial approval under the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme in mid-September 2015, applications have been...

May 18, 2016

‘Planting just uplands is not enough to combat carbon emissions’

‘Planting just uplands is not enough to combat carbon emissions’

Planting the upper lands of Ireland is not enough to combat Ireland’s carbon emissions when farmers on the lower lands...

February 29, 2016

Europe expected to plant 600,000ha of forestry to combat climate change

Europe expected to plant 600,000ha of forestry to combat climate change

Investment in forestry over the next five years will have a big impact on the environment, as it will result...

February 28, 2016

Forest Enterprise Limited rebrands to create Veon

Forest Enterprise Limited rebrands to create Veon

Forest Enterprises Limited (FEL) has announced that the company will re-brand as Veon Limited, forming the first full-service private forestry...

February 3, 2016

Report says over 2.5m acres of land better suited to forestry than agriculture

Report says over 2.5m acres of land better suited to forestry than agriculture

A new report released today has identified 1.08m hectares of land currently used for agriculture that it says would be ‘better suited’...

January 15, 2016

Know how to risk assess a tree and how to operate a chainsaw properly?

Know how to risk assess a tree and how to operate a chainsaw properly?

Over the last five years, 12 people have suffered a fatal accident arising from the use of chainsaws or tree felling...

December 28, 2015

Forestry planting programme opens for applications

Forestry planting programme opens for applications

Farmers and landowners can now apply for financial assistance under the forestry planting programme. Launching the programme, Minister Tom Hayes...

September 23, 2015

Love Christmas? Here’s your chance to buy a Christmas tree farm

Love Christmas? Here’s your chance to buy a Christmas tree farm

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a Christmas tree farm well now is your chance. A 100ha farm of predominantly Nordmann...

September 5, 2015

How to spot the signs of ash dieback

How to spot the signs of ash dieback

The number of ash dieback cases in Ireland continues to decrease year-on-year and there has been 26 new findings so...

September 1, 2015

Coillte announces 46% growth in operating profit to €60.5m

Coillte announces 46% growth in operating profit to €60.5m

Coillte has announced its annual results for 2014, with an operating profit of €60.5m, which is an increase of 46%...

July 30, 2015

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