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Teagasc Forestry Events for 2013

Teagasc’s Forestry Programme of Events for 2013 promises to be of great interest to new and existing forest owners. The Programme of Events listed below will be updated regularly so keep an eye on the Teagasc Forestry website: www.teagasc.ie/forestry for up-to-date event details where you can subscribe to our new e-Newsletter service to have event details emailed to you. You can also follow us on Twitter @teagascforestry for the latest forestry news.

Nuala Ni Fhlatharta, Head of Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department said: “In 2013, Teagasc will focus on promotion and training in relation to afforestation, forest management and thinning. It will see a continuation of the development of Forest Owner Groups and timber supply chains around the country. Forestry advisers will advise and support forest owners in building knowledge around forest management, thinning and developing structures to harvest and market their timber. Ongoing promotion of the Afforestation and Native Woodland Schemes will continue. A specific nationwide programme of awareness and promotion will be undertaken in early spring to promote forest establishment.”

All Teagasc Forestry events are organised in association with the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.









30 nationwide Afforestation/Tree Planting clinics January 28 - February 8 Forestry advisers
Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon Conifer Thinning Day

In association with Society of Irish Foresters

April Noel Kennedy

Niall Farrelly

15 nationwide Forest Management Walks April 15 - 26 Foresty advisers
Laois Irish Forestry, Woodland & Bioenergy Show, Stradbally, Co. Laois May 10 - 11 Liam Kelly

Frances McHugh

Midlands Teagasc Bioenergy Conference TBC Frances McHugh
Tipperary Broadleaf Management Event

Focus on broadleaf mixtures and CCF

June Michael Somers
TBC Ash & Hurling Conference/Workshop

In association with Guild of Hurley Makers & GAA

July Michael Somers
Offaly Tullamore Show

Forest & Energy Village

August 11 Liam Kelly
North West & South West Timber Marketing Events

In association with Forest Industry

September Noel Kennedy

Tom Houlihan

Laois National Ploughing Championships, Ratheniska, Co. Laois September 24 - 26 Liam Kelly

Frances McHugh

Mayo Broadleaf Management Event

Foucs on remedial action - poor performing sites

October Noel Kennedy

Ian Short

TBC National Forest Owner Groups Workshop

In conjunction with forest owner groups

November John Casey