Links

General Forestry Information

Coford Research Information

COFORD -  www.coford.ie

All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035    COFORD All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035 (2016)

 

 

 

LandAvailability   Report by COFORD Land Availability Working Group: Land Availability for Afforestation - Exploring opportunities for expanding Ireland’s forest resource (2016)

 

 

 

Mobilising Ireland's Forest Resource - Meeting the Challenges   Report by COFORD Wood Mobilisation & Production Forecasting Group: Mobilising Ireland's Forest Resource - Meeting the Challenges (2018)

 

 

 

Wood Supply and Demand on the Island of Ireland to 2025   Report by COFORD Wood Mobilisation & Production Forecasting Group: Wood Supply and Demand on the Island of Ireland to 2025 (2018)

 

 

 

COFORD - Forestry 2030 Papers (Revised June 2014)

COFORD Connects Research Notes-  www.coford.ie/publications

Irish Timber Growers Association - Information services for private growers

Irish Timber Growers Association - www.itga.ie

Forestry & Timber Yearbook - www.forestryyearbook.ie

National Forest Inventory

The purpose of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) is to record and assess the extent and nature of Ireland’s forests, both public and private, in a timely, accurate and reproducible manner. Reliable, current and consistent information is required to inform domestic forest policy, to support forest research and fulfil national and international reporting commitments.

For more information, see National Forest Inventory, DAFM

Miscellaneous forestry information links and annual reports

Land Market Review and Outlook 2016 LandMarketReview2016- Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland / Teagasc

 

 

 

UN Economic Commission for Europe - UNECE Timber Committee Market Statement for Ireland 2019

UN Economic Commission for Europe - UNECE Timber Committee Market Statement for Ireland 2018

UN Economic Commission for Europe - Forestry & Timber Section: Data and Statistics

Windblow Taskforce (March 2014) - Guidance for Forest Owners with Windblow

Forest Industries Ireland (FII) -  www.iffpa.ie

Irish Guidelines & Regulations

 Mackinnon Report

 Review of Approval Processes for Afforestation in Ireland (November 2019)

 Coillte

Coillte - www.coillte.ie 

Forest Service, DAFM

Forest Service - https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/642e6-forestry/

Forest Service - Forest Management Tools

FellingandReforPolicy2017

    Felling and Reforestation Policy (DAFM, May 2017) - Avaialable for Download in the Tree Felling Licences Section

 

 

 


Interim Standard for Felling and Reforestation

    Interim Standard for Felling & Reforestation (DAFM, 2019)

 

 

 


Environmental Guidelines for Afforestation

    Environmental Requirements for Afforestation (DAFM, December 2016)

 

 

 


COFORD Forest Policy Review Group Report on 'Forests, products and people'

    COFORD Forest Policy Review Group Report on 'Forests, products and people - Ireland’s forest policy – a renewed vision (2014) - A Report on Policy Implementation with Recommendations (COFORD, 2018)

 

 

 


RUS (Ash Dieback)

    Reconstitution and Underplanting Scheme (Ash Dieback) (DAFM, 2020)

     See also www.gov.ie

 

 


 Current Forestry Grant Schemes  - Forestry Grant Schemes

- Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme 2014-2020

Information on Change of Ownership for Grant aided plantations  - www.gov.ie/

National Forest Inventory

The purpose of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) is to record and assess the extent and nature of Ireland’s forests, both public and private, in a timely, accurate and reproducible manner. Reliable, current and consistent information is required to inform domestic forest policy, to support forest research and fulfil national and international reporting commitments.

For more information, see National Forest Inventory, DAFM

Pesticides Regulation and Control Division, DAFM

Pesticides Regulation and Control Division -  www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie

- Guidance Notes on Integrated Pest Management For Use On Irish Farms (PDF)

- National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides

Plant Health

- Plant Health & Trade

- Plant Health Legislation

- Plant Health Trader Notices

Teagasc

Teagasc Forestry Development Unit -  www.teagasc.ie/forestry/

- Overview of forestry grant rates

Forest Sector Statistics

Annual Forest Sector Statistics
An annual report has been published on the web that brings together previously published and new statistics on the forest sector in a single publication. The plan is to update the document annually to reflect changes in the forest sector, such as new afforestation.
Ireland's Forests - Annual Statistics - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and also see Forest Statistics and Mapping

See also our Miscellaneous Industry Statistics page.

Legislation

Forestry Act 2014  - www.oireachtas.ie

Forestry & the Law (DAFM) - Forest Service, DAFM

Legal requirements for forestry - Teagasc

Health and Safety Authority (HSA)

Health and Safety Authority -  www.hsa.ie

Health and Safety Authority - Irish Forestry Safety Guides (IFSG)  A suite of Safety Guides modified for Irish use by kind permission of FISA, including:

Health and Safety Authority -  Health & Safety Forestry Information Sheet

Health and Safety Authority -  Safe Load Securing of Round Timber Information Sheet
See also Safe Load Securing of Round Timber Poster (Forest Industry Transport Group)

Timber Transport Good Practice Guides

RoundTimberTransport  Forest Industry Transport Group -   Round Timber Transport - Guidelines for Hauliers and Drivers (July 2017)
 

 

 

 


Road Haulage Code of Practice  Forest Industry Transport Group -   Road Haulage Code of Practice (2017)

 

 

 


 

Forest Industry Transport Group -  Safe Load Securing of Round Timber Poster

 


LoadingTimberfromRoadside Timber Transport Forum -   Loading Timber From Roadside - Good Practice 2016
  

 

 

 


Forest Industries Ireland (FII - formerly IFFPA)

Forest Industries Ireland (FII) -  www.forestindustries.ie

International Forestry Links

Forestry Commision UK - www.gov.uk/government/organisations/forestry-commission

UK Timber Price Indices

Timber Price Indices - Data to September 2018
Timber Price Indices - Data to March 2018
Timber Price Indices - Data to September 2017
Timber Price Indices - Data to March 2017
Timber Price Indices - Data to September 2016
Timber Price Indices - Data to March 2016

SpotlightUKForestryMarketSavills World Research (Rural) - Spotlight UK Timber Market 2016

 

 

 

 

Forestry Commision Online Archive of digitised Technical Publications - www.forestry.gov.uk/publications (Select 'Archive' in the dropdown menu)

Confor UK - www.confor.org.uk

  The Role of Productive Woodlands in Water Management (Confor, March 2015) COFOR - The Role of Productive Woodlands in Water Management

 

 

 

Biosecurity - Good working practice for those involved in forestry

European Forest Institute (EFI) - www.efi.int

EFI:  Think Forest - A European high-level forum on the future of forests

EFI publication -  FROM SCIENCE TO POLICY 2 - A new role for forests and the forest sector in the EU post-2020 climate targets

EU Joint Research Centre - FOREST

CEPF - European Woodland Owners Organisation -  www.cepf-eu.org

Implementing Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe - www.ci-sfm.org

EU Timber Regulation - European Commission site for EU Timber Regulation

IPD UK Forestry Index -  UK IPD Forestry Result to Year 2017

IPD UK Forestry Index -  UK IPD Forestry Result to Year 2016

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Forestry Section - www.fao.org/forestry/en/

Infographics produced by Forest Europe - www.foresteurope.org:

Wood Resources International LLC -  www.woodprices.com

Logging Workers Safety Training Blog-  www.complianceandsafety.com

Research structures and facilities -  www.trees4future.eu

EU Timber Regulation (EUTR)

Links to information on EU Timber Regulation

European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) entered into force 3rd March 2013
For more information, see our EU Timber Regulation page and the following links:

Ireland's Competent Authority for EUTR
International Forestry Policy Division,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2
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