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Launch of first Teagasc booklet on Continuous Cover Forestry at ProSilva Ireland Raheen Forest, Tuamgreany, East Clare

Launch of first Teagasc booklet on Continuous Cover Forestry at ProSilva Ireland Raheen Forest, Tuamgreany, East Clare

o ProSilva Ireland held a very informative day at Raheen Forest, Tuamgreany, Co. Clare, last Saturday on the 8 October. It was led by ProSilva committee member and site forester/mycologist, Jonathan Spazzi. We were also delighted to share news of a significant publication by Teagasc and Jonathan Spazzi on Continuous Cover forest management.  The new Teagasc … Continue reading

A Close-to-Nature - Continuous Cover Forest

Elements of a Close-to-Nature managed Continuous Cover Forest: young naturally regnerating trees in the under-story, mixed species, uneven forest stand structure, important dead 'nurse' logs

Welcome to ProSilva Ireland

pro silva (latin: ‘for the forests’)

ProSilva Ireland recognises and values the unique history of Irish forestry and its past, current and potential contribution at local, regional and national levels. Members are convinced of the need in Ireland for a greater range of management skills amongst foresters and forest owners.

ProSilva Ireland was founded in 2000 in order to develop and promote ProSilva Forest Management Principles as an alternative to clear-felling in Irish forestry.

Since that time, ProSilva Ireland has attracted a growing and significant membership, through its field days and its commitment on acquiring and sharing leading permanent forestry methods from visiting ProSilva forests in Europe.

ProSilva Ireland's views and opinions are being more regularly sought for Irish forestry policy and research development, to create Irish forests that are economically viable, ecologically vibrant, and climate resilient.

Members can avail of study tours and workshops.

Pro Silva Ireland also organises twice annual workshops in Ireland led by leading ProSilva Europe foresters. Members and non-members are welcome to attend these valuable training days.

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RSS News from ProSilva Europe

  • CCFG celebrate 25 years September 23, 2016
    The Continuous Cover Forestry Group (CCFG) celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2016 with lectures from two distinguished European foresters at a dinner at The Castle Hotel, Llandovery, Wales on Thursday the 29th of September! For more information, please see the CCFG news release.
  • Pro Silva Annual Meeting Scotland 2016 July 12, 2016
    Pro Silva Europe held their Annual Meeting in Scotland at the University of Stirling from 23rd to 25th September 2016. Forty-nine delegates from across the European continent attended the meeting. More information can be found here (PDF, 148KB). Photo gallery showing the Meeting’s highlights is to follow soon.
  • Press Release – Pro Silva Annual Meeting June 15, 2016
    Pro Silva Annual Meeting 2016 takes its place next week in Scotland! Find here (PDF, 314KB) a press release from Continuous Cover Forestry Group that is hosting the Meeting!