Recently there has been a positive development for timber growers in that the Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) have just completed a Master Tree Sales Agreement for growers who are selling wood from their forests.
The template Master Tree Sales Agreement covers all the important points and issues that must be addressed in a comprehensive sales agreement. It is written with the grower in mind and is available from the ITGA. Following the launch of the Tree Sales Agreement by Minister of State for Forestry, Tom Hayes, Donal Whelan of the ITGA said the ITGA Timber Sales Dispatch System should encourage more growers to initiate thinnings by employing these standardised systems and bringing much needed wood to market. Tullamore Show
Meanwhile, the Tullamore Show takes place on Sunday August 10 and this year it has a dedicated Forest and Energy section comprising an indoor information marquee and a large outdoor section for the main trade stands.
The Teagasc Forestry Development Unit has helped to organise this section of the Show and to date about 20 companies from the forestry and energy sectors have registered to participate.
Given the popularity of the show, the forestry presence should be beneficial.