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Teagasc Forestry focuses on Felling Licences and Stack Measurement at Tullamore Show

Teagasc and the Forest Service will have a major stand in the Forest & Energy Section of the Tullamore Show 2011 on Sunday, 14 August. The Tullamore Show which takes place at the Butterfield Estate near Tullamore, Co. Offaly, is Ireland’s largest one day agricultural show within excess of 50,000 visitors expected to attend.

At the Forest & Energy Section, visitors will be able to visit an Indoor Exhibition area, an Outdoor Trade Stand section and a Demonstration area:

  • A wide range of forestry and renewable energy companies will be represented.
  • Live demonstrations will take place throughout the day, displaying different aspects of modern forestry and the production of quality timber products and crafts. This area has always proven to be very popular to all visitors as large forest machinery can be seen and heard in action on the day.

The Teagasc forestry stand will focus this year on Felling Licences and Stack Measurement;

Felling Licences

Thinning is now taking place in many farm forests, planted during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Before any felling takes place, it is necessary to have a felling licence in place. Two types of felling licences exist, a Limited Felling Licence and a General Felling Licence. The Teagasc Forestry stand will have advice on how to complete the appropriate Felling Licence application.

Stack Measurement

While thinning is being carried out, it is important to be able to accurately measure how much timber is being removed from the forest. There are many ways of doing this. One of the best methods is Stack Measurement, which can be an accurate means for a forest owner to calculate the volume of timber that has been removed from his/her forest, once the full procedure is carried out correctly. The Teagasc stand will demonstrate how this procedure can be done.

For more information on the Forestry & Energy Section please contact:

Liam Kelly, Forestry Section Planner, Forestry Development Officer, Teagasc, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on 087-9090495