All the latest forestry news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all the forestry news developments in the sector.

Forestry plantings slump to 5ha/week
Declan O’Brien
Five hectares is just a fraction of the level of planting recorded in July 2023 and was described as a continuation of the forestry sector’s “poor performance” this year.
3 July 2024 Forestry
Scotland planting 10 times more trees than Ireland
Scotland is outstripping Ireland when it comes to afforestation, with planting reaching a new high in 2024.
3 July 2024 News
State grant aided 288,000ha of forestry since the 1980s
Just six forestry owners received Department grants across a combined 8,700ha of forests.
Call for forestry representation on carbon working group
The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) has called for forestry to be represented in the Department of Agriculture carbon farming working group.
3 July 2024 Forestry
Log prices steady over past year
UCD timber survey shows level prices achieved in private sales for small, medium and large logs over 12 months, writes Donal Magner.
3 July 2024 Forestry
Department spent €74m on forestry last year
There was only around 20% of the State's afforestation target actually planted in 2023.
28 June 2024 Forestry
Wood construction in a masonry culture
The RIAI Architecture Awards showcase rural hybrid buildings that combine wood with traditional masonry materials, writes Donal Magner.
26 June 2024 Forestry
€34,000 loss after 34 years growing ash
John Reardon's 8ha ash plantation is now covered with a 2m high blanket of briars.
19 June 2024 News
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
Inequity in the ash dieback scheme was considered to be unacceptable - Simon White, chair, Limerick and Tipperary Woodland owners (LTWO).
12 June 2024 Letters
Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
Gresham House has confirmed that its Irish Strategic Forestry Fund has purchased close to 13,000ac of mature and semi-mature plantations.
12 June 2024 News
Forestry licences well below targets
Early midterm forestry review needed to address the dismal afforestation returns and disappointing felling licences as presented in dashboard data, writes Donal Magner.
12 June 2024 Forestry
Over 1,700ha of forestry approved for planting
Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that 531ha of forestry has been planted to date this year.
9 June 2024 Forestry