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

Licensing delays 'costing forestry jobs'
Declan O’Brien
The issuing of just three afforestation licences in a week wouldn't keep a whole lot of people active, private foresters pointed out.
29 November 2023 Forestry
Portugal varies its approach to fighting global warming
In the second article on Portugal's forests, Donal Magner discusses native species selection in the Montesinho Natural Park and exotics where agricultural crops have failed.
28 November 2023 News
Department awards €1.6m in funds to projects promoting forestry
Groups successful in accessing the funds include the ACA, Coillte, an Taisce and the ibec-affiliated Forest Industries Ireland.
Coping with climate change in Portugal's forests
In this first of two articles, Donal Magner examines the impact of global warming on tree species selection and land use management in Portugal.
22 November 2023 Forestry
'Urgent rethink' of forestry strategy needed
The Agricultural Consultants Association say that the current Government forestry strategy needs revisiting, a year into its implementation.
15 November 2023 Forestry
Excellent forest sites lost in new programme
Afforestation licences virtually non-existent two months after launch of new forestry programme as 'good ecological and productive sites rejected', writes Donal Magner.
15 November 2023 Forestry
IFA calls for a temporary ban on Scottish timber imports
Once the beetle is present in Scotland, it is impossible to claim that any area can be classed as a 'pest free', the IFA has said.
15 November 2023 Forestry
Forestry sector questions land availability for planting
A huge amount of land that would be a candidate for forestry is now ruled out because of the presence of environmental restrictions.
7 November 2023 Forestry
Twenty-seven afforestation licences issued this year is 'deplorable'
Teige Ryan maintained there is no afforestation licence plan for the remainder of 2023 and 2024.
1 November 2023 Forestry
Convincing 115,000 farmers to plant requires new thinking on land use
Over 500,000ha suitable for afforestation, but new approach on land availability and carbon payments required to support new forestry programme.
1 November 2023 Forestry
Italian mulchers key to specialist Wicklow plant hire business
Specialising in forestry management, M&S Ryan Plant Hire Ltd made the move to FAE hydraulic and PTO driven mulchers in 2017 and haven’t looked back since. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
1 November 2023 Farm machinery
Arrival of bark beetle would be ‘national disaster’
A group representing forest owners has urged caution to avoid the importation of the bark beetle into Ireland.
12 October 2023 Forestry