Valuable opportunity to talk timber and all things forestry
Published 31/08/2016 | 02:30
It is that time of year again - Teagasc's Forestry Development Department has organised three major timber marketing events with the Irish timber industry and the Forest Service (DAFM).
This year's Talking Timber events will take place in Letterkenny, Ennis and Tralee.
So if you want to find out more about timber sales or meet with local timber buyers, harvesting contractors and foresters, make sure to attend one of the events.
Each event will start with an outdoor demonstration organised by the Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association (www.iffpa.ie) where participants will have the opportunity to view and compare the different timber assortments and quality required by Irish sawmills. This outdoor demonstration will be followed by short indoor presentations from Teagasc, the Forest Service and speakers from the forest industry.
For instance, one of these presentations will detail the different taxation implications for various timber sales options.
There will be ample networking opportunities as a number of companies and contractors will have a stand at these venues. This is a valuable opportunity for forest owners to meet with those buying and harvesting timber in your area.
All events will run from 10am to 2pm while registrations will start at 9.30am. Further details are available from your local Teagasc office, your Teagasc Forestry Adviser or from www.teagasc.ie/forestry.