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Walk the Talk - Spring Forest Walks 2024

Exploring the Importance of Forest Management with Teagasc

This spring, Teagasc invites forest owners and enthusiasts to a series of fascinating forest walks focusing on proactive forest management.

Choose your walk from this list.  

Scheduled throughout Ireland, this series of eight walks will showcase a range of strategies and practices in forest management; helping participants to not only understand but also to effectively implement modern forest management techniques in their own areas. These events are part of Teagasc’s commitment to fostering environmental stewardship and promoting the sustainable development of forestry in Ireland.

Each of the walks will be led by both Teagasc and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine personnel. Our expert-led walks will cover a variety of important topics, including the prevention and management of forest diseases, the importance of biodiversity, and the latest advancements in tree health monitoring. Participants will gain first-hand experience in identifying potential risks in forest areas and learning about innovative measures to mitigate these risks proactively.

These walks will equip you with the knowledge and tools to manage your forest resources more effectively. The discussions will also delve into the practical aspects of forest management, such as selecting site-appropriate tree species and understanding the nuances of different forest management options depending on soil types and varying climatic conditions.

Please choose your walk from the list below.

Teagasc is dedicated to providing a platform for learning and exchange, where ideas can flourish and lead to actionable solutions through community engagement and shared knowledge.

Overview of our Spring Forest Walks 2024

County Nearest town Meeting point & Eircode DateStart time Forest type & topics Contact details of Forestry Adviser 
Cavan  Stradone Killymeehan
H12 FC63 
15 May 7pm Oak woodland, close to nature management
Conifer management - first thinning
Forest access (roads, turntables, bridges)
Kevin  O'Connell,
Clare  Tulla  Liscullaun
V95 RT61 
16 May  11am  Native woodland, close to nature management  Jonathan Spazzi,
Cork  Millstreet  Millstreet Country Park  09 May  11am  Conifer management & reforestation, afforestation, deer management  Pádraic O'Leary,
Galway  Kilconnell  Community Centre
H53 E7K6 
16 May  7pm  Native forest establishment, young conifer forest management  Noel Kennedy,
Laois  Mountrath  Mountrath Mart
R32 DH68 
02 May  11am  Conifer management, thinning & reforestation  Liam Kelly,
Roscommon  Castlerea  Castlerea Mart
F45 FC91 
14 May  7pm  Native forest and Native Tree Area Scheme establishment, young conifer forest management  Noel Kennedy,
Waterford  Ballyduff  St Michael’s Church
P51 K060 
17 May  11am  Conifer management & harvesting preparation  Michael Somers,
Wexford  Gorey  Springmount Tractors
10 May  11am  Broadleaf management  Frances McHugh,