Farm Ireland

Monday 19 February 2018

Book frames timber sales

The Farming Independent recently highlighted issues that some forest owners experienced in securing payment for thinnings sold from their woodlands.

The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) has responded by including a helpful guide in its 2012 forestry and timber yearbook on a system which facilitates secure timber sales.

This is just one of a number of reference articles in the yearbook which farm forest owners will find helpful.

Woodland taxation is summarised in a concise and easy-to-read article and recent timber prices and various useful statistics are given in another section. The statistics section throws up many interesting facts such as the 35pc growth of the Irish firewood market from 2006-2010. Firewood worth €29m was sold in 2010 alone.

The comprehensive directory in the yearbook has expanded well beyond the confines of the forestry and timber industry, service providers and timber buyers, to include all aspects of the renewable energy sector, mapping services, research, education and many others.

With more than 200 listings covering all parts of the country, it is certainly helpful for anyone who wishes to plant lands, manage their woodlands or who may wish to thin and sell their woodland products.

Yearbooks can be ordered at (price €14.50, including postage) or by contacting ITGA at 17 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Call 01 235 0520 or email

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