Realising Quality Wood from Ireland’s Native Woodlands

Silvicultural Guidelines for Wood Production in the Context of the Native Woodland Scheme, 2005

This publication provides guidance to practitioners and landowners on how to achieve quality wood whilst maintaining and enhancing woodland biodiversity. It addresses the overriding objective of the Native Woodland Scheme (NWS) which is biodiversity maintenance and enhancement.

– The report assesses six of our native trees including sessile and pedunculate oak, ash, birch, alder and hazel using the NWS management framework document and providing economic projections over the rotations involved.

– The management plans, schedule of operations, costs and revenues over the silvicultural cycles involved are on an accompanying CD-ROM inserted into the back cover of the publication

Realising quality wood from Ireland’s native woodlands

There is no charge for providing this publication though a nominal voluntary contribution to cover production, printing, postage and packaging would be greatly appreciated.

If you wish to obtain a CD-ROM and are making a voluntary contribution please send a cheque or postal order made out to ‘Woodlands of Ireland’ to: Declan Little

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