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Woodlands of Ireland Publish Webinars on Native Seed Collection

04/05/2022

Setting the context for native Irish tree seed collection: The genetic resource Setting the context for native tree seed collection: The regulatory requirements

Woodlands of Ireland Launch New Website on Lá Fhéile Bríde

01/02/2022

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 […]

Hedgerow Appraisal System

10/11/2021

This Heritage Council funded publication outlines an agreed hedgerow survey methodology and data appraisal system. Future hedgerow surveys will be encouraged to adopt the survey methodology and data assessment outlined in order to produce consistent and reproducible datasets. Best practise guidance on hedgerow surveying, data collation and appraisal

Society of Irish Foresters Annual Conference 2021

12/10/2021

ANNUAL FORESTRY CONFERENCE WEBINAR The right trees in the right places for the right reasons 14 October 2021, from 9.00 to 1.30pm   Minister and 11 speakers to address national conference on tree species selection to ensure sustainable forestry and sustainable living     This year's National Forestry Conference will take place as a webinar […]

Administrative and Media Officer appointed January 2021

25/01/2021

Woodlands of Ireland are pleased to announce that Dr. Isabella Donnelly has recently joined  us in the role of Administrative and Media Officer. With a primary degree in Environmental Science and a PhD in Willow Agronomy from UCD, Dr. Donnelly is passionate about the many benefits our woodlands provide to our eco systems and the […]

Ministers Calleary and Hackett announces new scheme for creation of native woodland on public land

15/07/2020

  The Scheme is aimed at all Public Bodies, including: Government Departments and State Sponsored Organisations Higher Education Authorities and Local Authorities. Further details on the Woodland Creation on Public Lands Scheme can be found at https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/forestservice/grantsandpremiumschemes2014-2020/

Host a Hive Initiative

11/08/2019

In support of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, Woodlands of Ireland and the Forest Service have joined forces with the bee organisations in Ireland to support honeybees and promote pollination services. Native Woodland Scheme (NWS) woodland owners who are in receipt of NWS premiums will receive a letter outlining how they can host a beehive in […]

The Wilderness concept, Native Woodlands and Ireland

31/07/2019

Woodlands of Ireland have addressed the Wilderness concept and how it may apply in Ireland, with particular reference to native woodlands. It is a starting point to stimulate debate on this very current and topical issue. See our Publications page http://www.woodlandsofireland.com/publications for further details. 

Native Woodland Scheme: Woodland Environment Fund

24/09/2018

The Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has launched an innovative public:private initiative (PPI) whereby the corporate sector can provide additional Native Woodland Scheme top up payments to premiums paid to landowners who establish new native woodlands. Effectively this provides additional payments for ecosystem services provided through the creation of new native […]

Recent publication: Management Guidelines for Ireland’s Native Woodlands by John Cross and Kevin Collins

01/09/2017

Native woodlands are among our richest and most important natural habitats, and are key to wider countryside biodiversity, water protection, landscape and heritage. They also provide diverse products for their owners, form the basis for eco-tourism enterprises, and represent an invaluable resource for local communities and school children to enjoy and to learn about their […]

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