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Native Woodland Conservation Scheme: 2023-2027

The Native Woodland Conservation Scheme promotes the appropriate restoration of existing native woodland, through the provision of financial support to forest owners towards the cost of appropriate works. The Native Woodland Conservation Scheme: 2023-2027 was launched by Minster Pippa Hackett on Monday 12th February 2024. The NWC scheme takes over from the Native Woodland Conservation […]

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Woodlands of Ireland invited to join Forestry Strategy Consultative Committee

Woodlands of Ireland CEO Joe Gowran has been invited to join the Forestry Strategy Consultative Committee (FSCC). Minister of State Pippa Hackett has invited a broad range of relevant stakeholders to ensure a successful outcome for the Forest Strategy Implementation Plan and the Forestry Programme 2023-2027. The purpose of the FSCC will be to: Act as

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RDS Irish Forest and Woodland Awards 2024

Woodlands of Ireland sponsor “Native Woodland Conservation Award” A new category “Native Woodland Conservation Award”  has been introduced to the RDS Irish Forest and Woodland Awards for 2024. The “Native Woodland Conservation Award” aims to recognise excellence in the conservation and management of native forests and semi-natural woodlands which are regarded as ancient or long

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Woodlands of Ireland Launch New Website on Lá Fhéile Bríde

Woodlands of Ireland are pleased to announce the launch of our new updated website at www.woodlandsofireland.ie to coincide with celebrating Lá Fhéile Bríde, a native deity/saint associated with Oak (Cill Dara) and trees adjacent to sacred wells. One new aspect we are keen to promote through the website is raising awareness of the scientific value of Gaelic

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Hedgerow Appraisal System

Hedgerow networks are perhaps the most characteristic feature of the Irish landscape and give character to an area, providing aesthetic appeal and creating a sense of place. They define agricultural and other lands and knit the landscape into a patchwork quilt. They also provide valuable refuges for biodiversity in a landscape dominated by large tracts

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