Forestry Advisory Clinics
Teagasc organised nearly 100 consultation days in January, February and March, with approximately 600 landowners benefiting from a one-to-one consultation with a Teagasc forestry advisor. These clinics focused on landowners who are considering forestry but the clinics also provided advice to landowners who already have a forest established.
These clinics were held in Teagasc offices around the country on specific dates, from 10 am to 4 pm each day, where a one-to one consultation with an experienced forestry advisor was arranged by appointment.
Dr Nuala Ni Fhlatharta, Head of Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department said: “These Forestry Advisory Clinics provided by Teagasc forestry advisors was seen as a huge support to the farming sector, particularly to those considering forestry.”
She added, “By getting objective and independent advice from Teagasc, these landowners are now much better positioned to make a well informed decision on where forests have a role to play on their farms. This information is essential so that forestry can be integrated with the rest of the farm thereby optimising the return to the landowner.”
Forestry can have many attractions, but you need to know if it is appropriate for you. The unbiased information provided at these Forestry Advisory Clinics can help guide decisions about forestry as a viable enterprise and foster good management of existing forests. If the demand for the clinics is anything to go by, landowners are in agreement.
These Teagasc Forestry Advisory Clinics will resume during the months of October, November and December. Full details will be available from the Teagasc website.