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Upcoming Forest management workshops

Upcoming Forest management workshops

New “marteloscope” forest management workshops are available to forest owners in spring. Forest owners and interested landowners willing to learn more about sustainable forest management can participate in these outdoor workshops.

Outdoor classroom

The workshops take place in April and May in Teagasc’s in-forest training facility at Oak Park Research Centre, Co. Carlow. Each one-day workshop will involve practical exercises in various forest types.

The main aims of these workshop are:

  • To consider different forest management scenarios
  • To practice the key skill of selecting trees by their quality, vigour and biodiversity value
  • To demonstrate in practice how management can help integrate production with biodiversity and the other many important services that forests provide to owners and society.

Learning through action

The workshops adopt a facilitation-style format and encourage participants to learn by doing, leading to group discussions and valuable peer-to-peer learning. 

Is it for me?

  • I am interested in the multipurpose value of my forest
  • I want to learn more about a range of management systems from clearfell to continuous cover forest management
  • I want to understand the thinning process and learn how to select trees by their quality, vigour and biodiversity value
  • I want to meet other forest owners, share my experiences and hear from others

Workshop details

  • Registration required (see below).
    All courses are free, but prior registration is necessary, as each course will be limited to 20 participants. 
  • Duration.
    Each workshop will be one day in duration (from 10 am to 4 pm) and involve practical exercises in a range of forest types.
  • Location.
    These workshops will take place in our in-forest training facility installed in Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre, Co. Carlow. You will be informed of the meeting point upon registration.
  • Practicalities.
    The entire workshop will be outdoors so please bring with you suitable outdoor clothing. Lunch will be between 12.30 and 13.30 (coffee shop on site).   


Early booking is advisable, follow the relevant link below to secure the course of your choice:

For further information and to express interest in attending future marteloscope workshops, contact Jonathan Spazzi, Forestry Adviser with Teagasc. 

This event is organised by the Forestry Development Department of Teagasc in association with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.