director of Purser Tarleton Russell Ltd (IRL)., forest managers and industry consultants and a co-founder of ProSilva Ireland. Consultant to COFORD LISS Low Impact Silviculture Survey from 2011.
which was published in Compass Magazine, the publication of the Garden and Landscape Designers Association. The article is in pdf format and includes photos and references.
(NEW) – Continuous Cover foresty (2012) by William Merrivale: Part 3 was previously printed in the Irish Farming Independent 28 Aug 2012.
The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is tan independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999, it promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification. PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment of and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental processes for the promotion of sustainable forest management, a series of on-going mechanisms supported by 149 governments in the world covering 85% of the world’s forest area.
is central to understanding how we can manage this species useing ProSilva Principles. Mike Seville (Former Chairman of UK Continuous Cover Forestry Group (ProSilva UK) summarises his thoughts on this topic after discussions with Bela Varga, a visiting Hungarian forester.
is a brief guide written by Mike Seville (former Chairman of UK Continuous Cover Forestry Group (ProSilva UK) ) on this important topic.
has been written by Frank Strie along with a number of others based in Tasmania, Australia. This comprehensive introduction to Pro Silva from an Australian perspective is well worth reading for both those new to Pro Silva and those more familiar with its principles.
by Prof. Hans-Jürgen Otto
Prof. Hans-Jürgen Otto is cofounder and former president of ProSilva Europe. He studied Forestry science at the university of Göttingen, Munich and Nancy. After completing his Doctorate he became a consultant to the ministery of Food , Agriculture and Forestry in Hanover, where he advised on the ecological fundamentals of silviculture, forest protection, planning and research. After qualifying as a university lecturer in 1984 he has taught Forest Ecology at the university of Göttingen and at the University of Tharandt. He has visited many parts of the world in order to further study Forest Ecology.
Prof. Hans-Jürgen Otto has been a guest of Pro Silva Ireland on three occasions.
Constraints to Continuous Cover Forestry in Ireland
by Morgan Roche
Morgan Roche studied forestry at the University of Freiburg in Germany, where he had the opportunity to learn from leading academics and researchers including Prof. Huss. It was Prof. Huss that guided Morgan through his ‘Diplom Arbeit’ project, which dealt with effects of chemical weed control methods on Ash here in Ireland. After qualifying Morgan returned here and worked for Woodland Contractors. His next move was to Kerry, where he is developing the potential of an upland forestry estate. He has been active in developing Irish forestry through his involvement in field-trips, seminars and particularly in establishing Pro Silva Ireland.
Intervention costs money!
by Robert Scott
Robert Scott qualifed as a Chartered Surveyor in 1975, and has been the Estate manager to Abercorn Estates since 1977. Based at Baronscourt in Co Tyrone, the Abercorn Estates also include Belle Isle in Co Fermanagh, together with other properties in Argyll, Fife and the Scottish Borders. These properties have approximately 1600 ha of forestry. Following a ProSilva Ireland visit to Lower Saxony in September 2001, in which Robert, Lord Hamilton (the Estate owner) James Simpson (the Head Forester) participated, the decision was taken to manage approximately 400 ha of the Baronscourt on a continuous-cover basis. Robert is presently Chairman of the UK Forestry & Timber Association, the leading representative body for all those involved in the growing and management of trees throughout the UK.
The Role of Mixed Woods in Irish Silviculture
By T. Clear, B.Agr.Sc.
The following articles are a selection from various sources including our newsletter. You will find new articles here on a regular basis. Click the titles to see the article in full.
Relevant papers in the journal Forestry
Forestry publishes refereed papers on all aspects of research, practice and policy that promote the sustainable development of forests, woodlands and trees. The following two articles are particularly relevant for Pro Silva forestry practitioners. Note that while the abstracts can be viewed, you will either need an electronic subsricption or permission from the authors to access the full version.
- The effects of varying deer density on natural regeneration in woodlands in lowland Britain
- Does the development of bramble (Rubus fruticosus L. agg.) facilitate the growth and establishment of tree seedlings in woodlands by reducing deer browsing damage?
Irish Farmers Journal Article:
Read this article on Continuous Cover Forestry written by Donal Magner, which included an interview with Paddy Purser : download here
ProSilva Europe Convention Report:
Read all about the ProSilva Europe Convention 2007 hosted by Pro Silva Ireland in May. The convention was generously supported by COFORD.
See ProSilva Principles in action:
The following links show silvicultural methods over periods of time. These have been taken from a publication of the Silvicultural Principles of the Kanton Neuenburg in Switzerland: Group Selection Forest and Conversion from a plantation towards Selection System Forestry