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Forestry Newsletter - October 2021

The latest newsletter from the Forestry team has information on: Survey on small woodlands on dairy and drystock farms; Keeping in touch; Hardwood Focus webinar; and Autumn management tips

View it here: Forestry Newsletter - October 2021 (PDF)

In this edition:

  • Survey on small woodlands on dairy and drystock farms
    A survey has been set up by Rachel Irwin as part of an MSc research project with Teagasc and University College Dublin (UCD) to analyse farmers' perceptions of, attitudes towards, and willingness to plant, trees on farms. The results of this survey will be used to aid policy and help create guidelines for policymakers.
  • Keep in touch
    • Advice - Eight Teagasc Forestry Development officers across the country are available to support you when you are considering establishing a forest or have a question on how to better manage your forest.
    • Website - The forestry section of the Teagasc website (www.teagasc.ie/forestry) is packed with useful information such as technical advice, detailed information on forestry grants, research project updates, staff contact details and more.
    • Teagasc Forestry eNews - Thousands of people receive Teagasc’s forestry e-newsletter free of charge directly into their email inbox, keeping them informed of the latest Irish forestry news, forestry grants, valuable forest management tips, and upcoming events.
    • YouTube - The Teagasc Forestry YouTube channel has loads of useful videos. Technical how-to videos show how to cut inspection paths in a conifer plantation or how to identify quality trees in a broadleaf woodland.
    • Social media - Our various social media platforms are a great way to keep in touch.
  • Hardwood Focus webinar
    Teagasc Forestry Development Department will run an online event on Thursday, October 7 at 7.00pm focusing on firewood production from hardwood thinnings. This event will include a series of short informative videos, a live presentation and a live studio panel to discuss participants’ questions.
  • Autumn management tips
    Teagasc has a vast range of leaflets, on all forest management issues, available at: www.teagasc.ie/forestry. Alternatively, contact your local Teagasc Forestry Officer for free and independent advice. Autumn is an ideal time of year to assess how your trees are progressing and to plan for management interventions over the winter and into spring.