Ash Management Event
Tuesday 23 October 2018 at Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co Cavan.
Teagasc, in association with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is organising a broadleaf event focusing on the management of ash.
Timing is critical in broadleaf management and in particular for ash. Timely thinning improves the overall quality of the trees because it allows for the removal of suppressed and diseased trees while favouring the best quality trees. Thinning usually is a combination of taking out some rows to allow for access and selectively thinning the inferior trees.
This event provides an excellent opportunity for broadleaf owners to see at first hand best methods and practices for the thinning of an ash crop. Teagasc researchers and advisers will highlight
- the management of ash
- management options for ash dieback
- thinning systems,
- timber production
- various timber uses
Dr Ian Short, broadleaf forestry researcher with Teagasc will discuss a range of felling systems and thinning intensities on the day.
All forest owners with broadleaves and in particular ash are encouraged to attend.
Event details and registration
- Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018
- Venue: Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co Cavan. Eircode H12 E392, venue will be signposted locally.
- Time: arrive any time between 10.00am and 11.30am.
Registration, you have two options:
- Option 1: You can pre-register via Eventbrite here so that you can use the fast track lane at the event (online registration will close on Sunday 21 October at 5pm)
- Option 2: You can also register on the day at the event between 10.00am and 11.30am.
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.
- Contact Kevin O’Connell, Teagasc Forestry Adviser, Ballyhaise College, Co Cavan