Scotland planting 10 times more trees than Ireland
Donal Magner
Scotland is outstripping Ireland when it comes to afforestation, with planting reaching a new high in 2024.
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: my ash pension fund is now gone
Tree planting has now to be encouraged big time and undoubtedly landowners are put off by this messy ash dieback business.
19 June 2024 News
€34,000 loss after 34 years growing ash
John Reardon's 8ha ash plantation is now covered with a 2m high blanket of briars.
Government commitment to private forestry owners questioned
'Definite bias towards international funds to drive afforestation', joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food told.
14 June 2024 News
Shelton Abbey prison opens tree nursery
Minister of State Pippa Hackett opened the Shelton Abbey Pocket Forests Native Tree Nursery, which is home to more than 2,000 native trees.
11 June 2024 News
Removing ash dieback plantations costs €5,800/ha
The cost of clearing infected ash plantations this year varied from €2,600/ha to €11,000/ha.
5 June 2024 News
Ash Dieback Scheme 'shambolic' - Kerrane
Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane has said that despite changes made to the Ash Dieback Scheme, it is "not workable" and called on Minister Hackett to make the scheme "workable".
4 June 2024 News
What is Teagasc Moorepark doing to increase sustainability and biodiversity?
Sustainability and biodiversity measures implemented in Moorepark include clover incorporation, sowing of plantain, built-in slurry aeration system, solar panels and hedgerows and grazing woodlands.
3 June 2024 News
How trees can be a tool for farm resilience
Trees have a role building mental, financial and regulatory resilience on farms, says Ray Ó Foghlú.
Novel market opens up for native forests
People are buying small broadleaf plantations for no reason beyond owning a forest and enjoying it.
26 May 2024 News
Watch: trees planted to dry out wet field
Co Down farmer, Derek Robinson has availed of DAERA’s Small Woodland Grant Scheme
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Opposition to Mayo forestry planting by French firm
Locals claim that 50% of the lands at Craggagh, between Balla and Kiltimagh, is already planted to Sitka spruce and other conifers.
24 April 2024 News