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Forestry Newsletter - April 2021

Forestry Newsletter - April 2021

Get the latest information & advice from the Teagasc Forestry team in this month's newsletter. It includes: Virtual Forest Walks 2021; Frost damage awareness in new forests; Good for you and your forest; Forestry courses in Ballyhaise; and BPS and forestry 2021

View newsletter here: Forestry Newsletter - April 2021 (PDF)

In this month's edition:

  • Virtual Forest Walks 2021
    Teagasc is organising a nationwide series of virtual forest walks via Zoom from April 12-21 focusing on the management of young forests. Each forestry advisor will host a webinar in their area focusing on local forest management needs and demonstrating why it is essential to care for young forests. Registration before your local event is required. See: www.teagasc.ie/virtualforestwalks
  • Frost damage awareness in new forests
    Last year on May 11-12, there were two nights of very low temperatures, getting down to -3.0°C in some places. This happened at the worst possible time, as it coincided with young trees putting on new growth.
  • Good for you and your forest
    Regular walks through your forest allow you to enjoy the benefits of your growing forest, but also allow you to monitor the progress of your trees.
  • Forestry courses in Ballyhaise
    The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)-certified Level 5 forestry major award is a good place to start for someone considering a career change, or to start a career in forestry as a forest supervisor or self-employed contractor. You can apply for the forestry course online through the Teagasc website here
  • BPS and forestry 2021
    It’s that time again when attention focuses on the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application. For qualifying applicants, the opportunity to continue to avail of the BPS as well as the forestry premium on the same land in 2021 is highly attractive. However, it is important to check all eligibility requirements are met.