Forestry Newsletter - February 2021
Get the latest information & advice from the Teagasc Forestry team in this month's newsletter. It includes: A new forest – getting started; Online Forest Carbon Tool; and Winter/spring management tips.
In this month's edition:
- A new forest – getting started
Connect with your local forestry advisor to learn about starting a new forest by registering for three informal workshops to build your knowledge. Registration is required – see www.teagasc.ie/forestryworkshops. The Teagasc Forestry Development Department is organising local online workshops to enable landowners to gain an understanding of what a new forest can offer, learn what’s involved and how to get started in the planting process.
- Online Forest Carbon Tool
Teagasc, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and Forest Environmental Research and Services (FERS) Limited, have developed an indicative online Forest Carbon Tool. The tool was launched by Minister of State in the DAFM with responsibility for forestry, Senator Pippa Hackett.
- Winter/spring management tips
Now is the time to walk your plantations and to examine the progress of the crop. Less vegetation at this time of the year should make access easier, and will allow you to assess the quality of the trees, especially the broadleaves.