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12 ways the Teagasc Forestry Development Department continues to support you

03 April 2020
Type Media Article

12 different ways the Teagasc Forestry Development Department continues to support you during these difficult times

This update highlights the various ways how Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department continues to support you during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Although we are currently not in a position to offer office consultations, site visits, forest walks or classes in line with government advice, we are fully operational and contactable.

This video highlights the various ways how Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department continues to support you during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Even during these challenging times, we continue to provide you with the best possible independent and objective forestry advice and information. Maybe you are considering establishing a forest on the farm thereby improving your family income or you are one of the 20,000 farmers in Ireland with a forest on the farm and you have a question how to better manage your forest. We are here to support you.

On behalf of everyone at the Teagasc Forestry Development Department, we wish you, your family and loved ones good health.

Please find below an overview how we can be of assistance:

Contact us by phone, text, email or post

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can assist you with any forestry-related query you may have. Maybe you are considering establishing a forest or you may have a technical question how to better manage your forest?

If you are concerned about your trees, you are very welcome to email or text us some images. Hopefully we will be able to assist you by phone or email.

You can find our contact details here. (https://www.teagasc.ie/crops/forestry/staff/ )

Website

The forestry section of the Teagasc website is jam-packed with useful information such as technical advice, up-to-date detailed information on forestry grants, research project updates, scientific publications, staff contact details and much, much more.

Discover our website. (www.teagasc.ie/forestry )

Teagasc Forestry eNews

More than three thousand people receive Teagasc’s forestry e-newsletter directly by email.

Teagasc Forestry eNews is free of charge and is a great way to keep on top of the latest Irish forestry news, forestry grants, valuable forest management tips and much more.

Subscribe to Teagasc Forestry eNews here. (https://www.teagasc.ie/crops/forestry/forestry-e-news/ )

YouTube

The Teagasc Forestry YouTube channel has loads of useful videos.

Technical how-to videos show how to cut inspection paths or calculate when to consider thinning for the first time in a conifer plantation.

Other videos explain the new Forestry Act, how to apply for a forest establishment grant, discuss various forms of taxation that may be of relevance to forest owners and much, much more.

Visit our YouTube Channel. (www.youtube.com/teagascforestryvideos )

Social media

Our various social media platforms are a great way to keep in touch and to find out the latest forestry news. Follow us on:

Twitter (https://twitter.com/teagascforestry )

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/forestry.teagasc )

Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/teagasc_forestry/)

Printed newsletters and Today’s Farm magazine

40,000 Teagasc clients receive a quarterly forestry newsletter and a bimonthly magazine Today’s Farm in their letterbox.

These are valuable sources of forestry information providing a mixture of technical advice, relevant news and research project updates.

Have a look at our forestry newsletters and Today’s Farm magazine (https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/ ).

It is also a great way to keep on top of what's happening in other farm enterprises such as dairy, beef, sheep and tillage. Or find out about the latest upcoming Teagasc events.

We welcome your suggestions!

We would love to hear from you for any suggestions how we can better support you during these strange times.

Email your ideas to forestry@teagasc.ie.