Teagasc to host demonstration of small-scale timber extraction
Teagasc will host a demonstration of tending and thinning in broadleaf woodlands and small-scale timber extraction in Dunnamaggin, Co Kilkenny, on Wednesday, October 10.
Although large-scale harvesting and extraction forestry machines have an important role to play in Irish forestry, many of our forests are too small for such large machinery.
Other options have to be considered, particularly (but not exclusively) on broadleaf sites. If forest owners wish to manage their own forests, they need to arm themselves with the know-how before any harvesting commences.
The Teagasc demonstration day will include discussions on growing trees for quality timber, timing of first thinning, preparation for thinning, grant schemes, selection of potential crop trees and competitors, as well as live demonstrations of small-scale timber extraction.
Forest owners are invited to attend the event free of charge at Dunnamaggin Community Hall, Dunnamaggin, Co Kilkenny, arriving any time between 11am and 12.30pm. The outdoor event will take approximately 2.5 hours.
For more information, contact Frances McHugh of Teagasc on 087 622 2111 or visit www.teagasc.ie/forestry for updates on this event.
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