Forestry IE Insights Bordered


The FORESTRY.IE INSIGHTS 2020 series of webinars attracted large numbers of attendees and received excellent feedback. It is intended to continue the Webinars in 2021.

The FORESTRY.IE INSIGHTS series of 2020 webinars were hosted in association with the Irish Timber Growers Association and supported by the Irish Farmers Journal.

Timber sales and markets, forestry taxation and the value of your forest were just some of the topics that featured in the 2020 series of Webinars aimed at forest owners and the wider sector. The webinars featured experts in the fields of timber sales and sale agreements, forestry valuation and taxation, tree felling licence application and related procedures and processes.

Donal Whelan said that the series of Webinars would be continued next year and stated, 'the aim of the webinars is to provide practical information on forestry matters that arise at critical stages in a woodland's development'. He outlined that, 'the 2020 series was aimed at forest owners who were intending to thin, harvest and sell timber and who may be looking for general guidance on the major issues to be considered.'

All webinars were free of charge and FORESTRY.IE will keep forest owners and the wider sector informed of additional topics to be covered in 2021.

For more information, see the dedicated webpage


Minister Hackett launches 2021 ITGA Forestry & Timber Yearbook 

Minister with responsibility for Forestry at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett, launched the 2021 ITGA Forestry and Timber Yearbook. In welcoming the Yearbook publication, it’s 32nd edition, the Minister stated that, 'the Yearbook continues to reflect the importance of the sector, its economic and environmental significance and provides the sector with important reference material and is an ideal compendium of information for growers and the industry'.

The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) Chairman, Brendan Lacey, thanked the Minister and said that, 'As a sector, forestry is ideally placed to form a core part of agriculture in Ireland, enhancing its sustainability through offsetting agricultural emissions, sequestering carbon and increasing biodiversity.' He outlined that the Yearbook highlights the many attributes of forestry including its economic, environmental and social importance through the articles and statistical information in the publication.

Copies of the 2021 Forestry & Yearbook can be purchased Online in our SHOP.

Minister Hackett launches 2021 Forestry & Timber Yearbook

Minister Hackett launches the 2021 ITGA Forestry & Timber Yearbook in Ticknock forest.
Pictured (from left to right) Pat Neville (Coillte, Sponsors of the Forestry Yearbook), Donal Whelan (ITGA), Donal Magner (Editor of the Forestry Yearbook), Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Forestry, Mechteld Schuller (ITGA) and Brendan Lacey (Chairman ITGA)

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Wood Awards Ireland 2020 Winners Announced

Wood Awards Ireland 2020 winners and commendations were recently announced as Ireland's architects, engineers, designers, wood workers and other practitioners specialising in wood entered a diverse range of projects. Major works in construction - small and large-scale - conservation, furniture, research and innovation impressed Ciaran O'Connor, State Architect and fellow judges in the field of architecture, engineering and design. See Newsletter featuring overall and category winners, and commended projects


Sustainable Development and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources 2020-2030

The Coford Report Sustainable Development and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources 2020-2030 was launched by Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) with responsibility for forestry, Senator Pippa Hackett and is available from the Coford Website.


Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020

The Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 commenced on 6th October 2020. This is an Act to provide for matters relating to forestry including, in relation to the Forestry Appeals Committee, reporting on the activities of the Committee, enabling the Committee to sit in divisions to determine appeals, procedures and arrangements for conduct of appeals by the Committee and the payment of fees to the Committee in respect of appeals; and for those purposes to amend the Agriculture Appeals Act 2001 ; to provide for the publication of information relating to applications for licences for felling, afforestation, forest road works or aerial fertilisation of forests; for those purposes to amend the Forestry Act 2014 ; and to provide for related matters.

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