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Who are the Western Forestry Co-op & ITGA?

The Western Forestry Co-op was established in 1985 by the ICOS and the seven main dairy co-operatives in the west of Ireland. Its purpose was to encourage and support farmers to afforest the marginal areas of their farms.

In the early years, the co-op's activities were focused on promotion of forestry in the west. In 1987, the first group afforestation project on seven adjoining farms was planted in Co Sligo - it is known as the Ballindoon Forest Group.

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