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Forestry Newsletter - June 2022

08 June 2022
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In this edition:

  • Upcoming events on ash and CCF
    • Forestry event focusing on ash dieback – June 28
      Teagasc, in association with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM), is organising an event focusing on ash dieback on Tuesday, June 28, near Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. Find out more or register for the event here
    • Continuous cover forestry event – July 5
      This event in Caherconlish, Co. Limerick will showcase the transformation to continuous cover management of a 10ha young spruce/oak forest. Continuous cover forestry (CCF) is an alternative forest management approach, where the forest canopy is maintained without clear felling. Find out more or register for the event here
  • RDS Teagasc Farm Forestry Award 2022
    “Surprised and delighted”– this was Cathal Rudden’s reaction to the news that he is the winner of the 2022 RDS Teagasc Farm Forestry Award. The Award recognises working farmers successfully integrating their farming and forestry enterprises.
  • Research Update - Ash breeding for tolerance to dieback disease in Ireland
    European common ash (Fraxinus excelsior; Irish: Fuinseóg) is one of the most important native broadleaf tree species of our hedgerows and traditional woodlands. The species is now under threat from ash dieback disease (ADB), caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus.