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

Missed opportunities for homegrown timber
Donal Magner
Timber processors continue to export most of their products but not maximising opportunities in timber-frame and mass timber construction, writes Donal Magner.
24 May 2023 News
McConalogue rules out ash dieback compensation
Minister McConalogue also insisted that farmers will have to replant lands affected by ash dieback.
24 May 2023 News
Spike in forestry environmental information access appeals
The finger has been pointed at Coillte and the Department of Agriculture for a sizeable rise in appeals on access to information on the environment requests.
SEEFA seeks answers on felling licence approvals
Just one afforestation licence was issued in the first week of May, according to recent dashboard figures from the Department’s Forestry Service.
17 May 2023 News
In pictures: producing 60,000t of wood pellets in Enniskillen
Renewables editor Stephen Robb recently visited Ireland’s largest sawmill, Balcas, which produces some 60,000t of wood pellets and a range of sawn timber products using Irish timber.
17 May 2023 Forestry
New view on how we can get our forests back
Paul McMahon proposes continuous cover forestry management and an open mind on tree species to provide ecological and economic benefits.
3 May 2023 Forestry
Less than 900ha of forestry planted so far this year
Issues affecting the forestry sector were raised in the Seanad last week by Senator Victor Boyhan.
2 May 2023 Forestry
News podcast: Macra march and Brazilian woodchip
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
28 April 2023 News
Citizens' Assembly has major implications for land use
Most assembly recommendations on climate change and biodiversity have merit but some need objective and critical analysis, writes Donal Magner.
26 April 2023 Forestry
Dubliners planted just 3ha of trees in 2022 – CSO
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has published its analysis of afforestation activity across the country in 2022.
19 April 2023 Forestry
Irish forests "healthy" but ash dieback casts a dark cloud
Most damage in Irish forests is classed as "low" or "moderate", while less than 3% are in the critical category apart from ash, Donal Magner reports.
12 April 2023 Forestry
Total forest area now at 808,848ha or 11.6% of land area
In the first of two articles on the new forest inventory by Donal Magner, annual volume increment has increased to 10m m3, but has not been matched by harvesting.
5 April 2023 Forestry