Forest measurement & assessment following thinning Event will be held on June 10th 2015 at 7.30pm
Meet in Kill, Co. Waterford.
Be sure to bring a measuring tape, pen and paper.
For further information on the Event please contact Colin Greaney on 086-3141198 or alternatively by email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10th 2015 – Forest measurement & assessment following thinning – meet in Kill Co. Waterford at 7.30pm (Bring a tape measure, pen & paper)
June 18th – Information night & AGM – Venue to be confirmed. time 8pm
September 15th 2015 – Teagasc Talking Timber Event – Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow
September 17th – Broadleaf thinning demonstration – meet in Stradbally, Co. Waterford at 10.30am
October 13th – Teagasc Conifer thinning event – Kilbrin, Co. Cork
October 15th- Broadleaf thinning demonstration – meet at the rising sun, mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny at 10.30am
November – Forest Owner Groups Workshop – date and location to be confirmed
Teagasc in conjunction with Coilte and the forest service, DAFM, are holding two Reforestation Demo Events.
The events will take place on Thursday 26th February at the Rising Sun, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny and on Wednesday the 4th March at the Community Centre, Feakle, Co. Clare.
Arrive anytime between 11-12.30pm. Guided tours will leave every 20 minutes and take approximately 2.5hours. This is an outdoor event so don’t forget to bring appropriate footwear and raingear!!!!
This is a free event. All are Welcome.
For more information contact Michael Somers (Teagasc) on 087-1216163
Teagasc in association with the Forest Service have organised a nationwide series of information meetings to present the newly announced Forestry Programme 2014-2020. These meetings will take place between 19 and 30 January.
At these meetings, the new forestry grant schemes as well as key differences with the previous schemes will be discussed. Key differences include that new forestry premiums will now be paid for a period of 15 years instead of 20; a significant budget increase and focus for native woodland conservation; a requirement within various water sensitive areas to include a Native Woodland Establishment plot; the introduction of a single premium rate (i.e. no distinction between farmers and non-farmers) and an improved forest road construction scheme with improved grant rates.
- Wexford: Enniscorthy Teagasc Office, Wednesday 28th January at 7.30pm
- Kilkenny: Kilkenny City Teagasc Office, Wednesday 28th January at 7.30pm
- Waterford: Dungarvan Teagasc Office, Tuesday 20th January at 7.30pm
- Laois: Portlaoise Teagasc Office, Thursday 22nd January at 7.30pm
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
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!
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
National forestry Demonstration
Upcoming IFA & Treemetrics Forest Assessor Demonstration on Thursday the 18th of September 1.30pm at Rising Sun, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny. Forest assessor can accurately predict the quantities of log products that each tree can produce, helping to capture more value from the forest resource.
5th February 2014 – Harvesting site visit
IWP members visited Pip Breen’s forestry to see a harvester and forwarder at work: Nick Whelan, Murt Joyce, Alan Kehoe, Mary Maher and Pip Breen.