China's love affair with oak a mixed blessing for France
Times are good for oak tree growers in France.
Times are good for oak tree growers in France.
New investment in sustainable forestry across Ireland will be supported by the latest operation under the Natural Capital Financing Facility.
Forestry felling licenses are taking up to a year to process farmers are being warned by the IFA.
A judge has continued orders restraining further felling of trees on lands in Co Offaly amid allegations up to 300 trees in a heritage woodland where trees - some up to 300 years old - have...
The majority of gorse fires are caused by farmers, Coillte risk manager Mick Power has claimed.
Continuous Cover Forestry (or close-to-nature forestry) is the norm in Europe but the exception in Ireland.
Managing deer and rhododendron are the biggest challenges native woodland plantations face, a leading ecologist has warned.
More cash incentives are needed to make planting native woodlands more attractive to landowners, according to Greenbelt CEO John O'Reilly.
Continuous cover forestry provides regular income while rejuvenating forests and could be looked as like a suckler beef system but with trees.
THE Irish timber industry has to make itself Brexit proof as diversifying into markets other than the UK is not a realistic option.
The latest payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018 amounting to €17.33 million has been announced.
For suckler farmer Andrew O'Carroll planting forestry was a route to ensuring his farm's survival.
Meet Mick Power, a man with one of the most striking job titles in the country. The 60 year old Kilkenny native serves as national risk manager for Coillte, the country's leading forestry company.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has announced the appointment of two new Directors to the Board of Coillte.
The Ombudsman has ruled in favour of a forestry contractor in his case against the Forestry service over an unpaid premium.
Farmers with plantations over 14 years old have been encouraged to start to plan and prepare to thin their forest and make the most of the rising timber prices.
One in every 10 hectares of land is now planted in forestry, according to the latest figures.
The 20pc increase in the length of forest road grant aided under the Forest Road Scheme has been welcomed by the IFA.
Ireland’s forest cover is estimated to be at its highest level in over 350 years, according to the Department of Agriculture’s 2017 forest...
You may have read a few weeks ago in this paper that the Government has approved new enhanced forest establishment and support grants arising from the Mid-Term Review of the Government's...
A couple of months ago, I explained that a tree felling licence is required if you wish to fell trees. I described the procedure how to apply under the...
Leitrim county councillors have unanimously agreed to amend their County Development Plan in a bid to curb the level of afforestation in the county.
The Government has approved new enhanced grant and premium for the forestry sector arising from the Mid-Term Review of the Government’s...
Forestry Minister Andrew Doyle has challenged Coillte to undo the "damage" done to the confidence of farmers and other potential tree growers.
If your trees are only a few years old, go for a walk through your plantation now to check if any trees need replacing.
The Chairman of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pat Deering...
State forestry company Coillte has admitted to harvesting timber from some farmer’s forests...
Ireland is breaching state aid rules in relation to forestry by not ensuring that 30pc of all plantations are broadleaf, a conference has heard.
Forestry and its role in carbon sequestration is an obvious part of any solution to the problem of emissions produced by agriculture.
China will plant new forests covering an area roughly the size of Ireland this year as it aims to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade, China Daily...
Some 7,300 tax-free forest premium applications have been paid this week amounting to €27.8m.
Existing government policy, related to forestry, will decimate the social fabric of Co. Leitrim, according to Independent MEP Marian Harkin.
Abraham Kingston is a dairy and former drystock farmer from Drimoleague, West Cork. His 28 hectares support 45 dairy cows, as well as replacement heifers.
Donal McCarthy is a progressive dairy farmer based in scenic Ballydehob in West Cork. His overall holding is almost 103 hectares.
Michael Murphy is a tillage farmer in Midleton, Co Cork. Michael grows 10ha of barley, incorporating some wild bird cover, and leases out the...
The most seasonal of all markets has to be the Christmas market with the purveyors of turkeys, crackers and Christmas trees looking to make hay while the snow falls.