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Forestry Newsletter - February 2023

08 February 2023
Type Newsletter

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In this month's edition:

  • New Forestry Programme
    The new Forestry Programme 2023-2027 will come into force in early 2023 subject to state aid approval from the EU Commission. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is currently considering and integrating feedback from stakeholders and the public further to the public consultation that was held and, subject to state aid approval, will launch the new Programme as soon as is allowable.
  • Learning about planting, managing and harvesting
    Teagasc is planning a calendar of events on all aspects of tree planting, forest management and timber harvesting throughout 2023. These events will be a great opportunity to see tree planting in action, meet with forest owners and understand different forest types and management based on specific objectives.
  • Time for a walk
    Now is a good time to walk your forest, whether it is newly planted or approaching harvest. There are a few jobs that can be done this time of year.
  • Forest management workshops
    There will be new “marteloscope” forest management workshops available to forest owners in spring 2023. Forest owners and other interested landowners willing to learn more about sustainable forest management will be able to participate in specially designed outdoor workshops later this year.