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Thursday 27 April 2017

Talking timber events

Teagasc's Forestry Development Department will run two Timber Marketing days in September.

These events will provide a great opportunity for forest owners to meet with timber buyers, harvesting contractors and foresters.

These two events are organised by Teagasc with the co-operation of the Irish timber industry and the Forest Service.

They take place on:

Tuesday, September 8 at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co Mayo;

Tuesday, September 15 at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow.

These events will provide an opportunity for forest owners to find out more about the timber sales process and the harvesting options available to them.

This will give forest owners a better appreciation of how the thinning sales process works and how timber value can be maximised.

Feedback from forest owners has also highlighted the need for a suitable forum to engage with key players involved in the harvest and purchase of timber.

These Talking Timber events will facilitate forest owners who have timber for sale to make contact with timber buyers in their area.

Programme

Registration is at 9.30am and each event will run from 10am to 2.30pm.

The day 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 the quality of timber required by Irish sawmills. This outdoor demonstration will be followed by short, snappy indoor presentations from Teagasc, the Forest Service and speakers from the forest industry.

There will be ample networking opportunities for both timber sellers and buyers at these timber marketing events 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 timber buyers. For more information about these two valuable timber marketing events, visit www.teagasc.ie/forestry.

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