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Ash Management Event

Wednesday 10 July at John Lockes, GAA Club, Callan, Co Kilkenny.

Teagasc, in association with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine are organising a broadleaf event focusing on the management of ash which will held on a site managed by the Irish Wood Producers.

Managing 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 thinning and management options on the day.

Event details

  • Date: Wednesday 10 July 10 2019
  • Venue: John Lockes, GAA Club Callan, Co Kilkenny. Eircode R95 HF8A. Meeting venue will be signposted locally.
  • Time: arrive any time between 10.00am and 11.30am.

This is an outdoor event: suitable clothes and footwear are required. Participants will be bussed to the nearby site from the meeting venue.

All are welcome. Event is free. All forest owners with broadleaves and in particular ash are encouraged to attend.