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

Nursery planning for an uncertain future
Donal Magner
None-so-Hardy up for the challenge to meet demand for native species, but resilience and adaptability required as afforestation continues to fall, Donal Magner writes.
New restrictions on spruce logs as IFA demands ban
14 February 2024 Forestry
New restrictions on spruce logs as IFA demands ban
Minister Hackett announces additional protection against the potential importation of the bark beetle, but IFA maintains that a temporary ban is necessary, writes Donal Magner.
Grants of up to €6,000 for restoring native woodland
12 February 2024 Forestry
Grants of up to €6,000 for restoring native woodland
The removal on non-native trees and the removal of invasive species are among the measures which will be grant aided.
IFA reiterates misgivings on forestry programme
The IFA has claimed that the new forestry programme will result in a reduced timber productive area and higher overall establishment costs for farmers.
7 February 2024 News
Annual afforestation up to 35,000ha to achieve net zero – EPA report
EPA climate assessment calls for "unprecedented rates of afforestation" but omits how this can be achieved, while there is no reference to the role of wood in construction and renewable energy.
7 February 2024 l2
Getting Ireland's new forestry programme back on track
Without intervention, Ireland’s flagship forestry programme will struggle to deliver. Ray Ó Foghlú recently finished a Nuffield scholarship on barriers to woodland creation. He outlines what needs to change.
7 February 2024 Forestry
New restrictions announced for timber imports from Scotland
The restrictions come as forestry sector fears of a bark beetle infestation have grown.
7 February 2024 Forestry
Veon to fund forestry scholarship with SETU
The scholarship is designed to foster academic and professional excellence.
31 January 2024 Forestry
Getting research into practice
Recent presentations by UCD postgraduate research students poses questions about the need for a national forestry research centre to improve efficacy of projects, writes Donal Magner.
31 January 2024 Forestry
Shortage of contractors hitting ash removals
Under the Reconstitution of Ash Dieback Scheme, plantation owners have just four months from the date of receiving approval to remove diseased trees.
31 January 2024 News
FII advises farmers to pick Sitka spruce if planting forestry
FII insists that the estimated €2bn worth of timber coming on stream over the coming years can be put down to 'far sighted' and spruce-friendly policies of the 1980s.
30 January 2024 Forestry
Sales prices soar for standing forests
Strong competition between forestry and pension funds, private companies and individual investors is pushing up plantation prices.
24 January 2024 News