Broadleaf Thinning Event focusing on first and second thinning stages
Wednesday 25 May 2016, Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, Co Cork
Teagasc, in association with the Forest Service (DAFM) is organising a broadleaf thinning event focusing on the first and second thinning stages on Wednesday 25 May in Dunmanway, Co Cork.
This event is a great opportunity for broadleaf owners in Munster to see at first hand best methods and practices for the thinning of an ash crop. Forestry researchers from Teagasc will discuss why and how to thin your forest.
The following will be discussed and demonstrated on the day:
- Felling licences / forest roads / Woodland Improvement Scheme
- Introduction to thinning
- Post first and second thin plots
- Safe chainsaw use
Many farm forests planted in the early to late nineties now require thinning. Thinning is a time-critical forest operation to improve the quality of the timber crop and to maintain good forest health. Thinning intensity can also have a huge impact on potential value and profitability.
Timely management is very important: both current and future timber revenue is likely to be compromised if a forest is not well thinned. If you are growing only firewood quality at Year 15, it is likely to be still the same at Year 50.
This thinning event is aimed at forest owners whose broadleaf forests are approaching thinning stage in the next few years and at landowners whose crops are ready for thinning now (14-22 years old).
The co-operation of the landowner is gratefully acknowledged.
Wednesday 25 May, Dunmanway, Co Cork. Convene at the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway any time between 11am and 1pm. There will be a number of forest industry stands at the meeting point.
Participants will be bussed to the nearby site. The woodland tour will take approximately 2.5 hours. Please bring raingear and wellington boots as all footwear will be disinfected.
All are welcome. Event is free.
- Take the R587 coming from Macroom. If you're coming from Bandon, take the R586. Venue will be signposted locally.
- Contact John Casey, Forestry Development Officer with Teagasc