The Laois Farm Forestry Group in association with Irish Wood Producers Ltd. are hosting a first thinning demonstration on Thursday 13th of November 2014 at 11.00 am.

The event is taking place in John McDonald’s plantation, Ballyhuppahaun, Rosenallis, Co. Laois. Liam Kelly, Teagasc, will highlight the principles of first thinning in conifers and John McDonald will briefly highlight security issues involved in harvesting plantations. Following the site visit, Treemetric’s will give a presentation which will compare the harvest volumes from the site with the survey conducted earlier in the year.

This promises to be a very informative event and will benefit many members of the group especially those with forestry approaching the first stage of thinning.

The meeting point is the Deadman’s Inn, Ballyfin, Co. Laois at 10.45 am. Don’t forget to bring appropriate footwear and rain gear. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Deadman’s Inn.

If you have any queries, contact Eoin Phelan on 085-1100785

Not to be missed…… The society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland is delighted to announce its South-East Regional Seminar- ‘Co-op power-Opportunities for community-owned energy production in Ireland.

date for your diary

Taking place on Thursday the 23rd October 2014 from 7pm to 9.30pm in the Presentation Centre, Nunnery Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

This is a free seminar however places are limited so email Donal Traynor today to reserve your place!

National Forestry Demonstration: Subsequent Thinning of Broadleaves with a focus on sycamore Thursday 16th October

Teagasc, COFORD and the Forest Service are holding a National Forestry Demonstration: Subsequent Thinning of Broadleaves with a focus on Sycamore on Thursday the 16th October 2014.

Meet at: Summerhill Community Hall, Summerhill, Co Meath anytime between 10am-11.30am

Bus Transport from Community Centre to Local Woodland where leading experts from Teagasc and the Forest Service will provide professional advice on broadleaf management and thinning.

Remember- this is an outdoor event so bring appropriate footwear and raingear!!!

This Event is FREE- All are welcome

For further information contact:
Kevin O’ Connell
Teagasc Forestry Development Officer
Phone: 049-4338300

National forestry Demonstration