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
The Pro Silva Ireland Autumn Field Day will be held on Saturday 8th October in Raheen Forest, Tuamgreany, Co. Clare (see directions below). Meeting Time 11.00 AM The Raheen forest is situated near the village of Tuamgraney, Scarriff ,East Clare, (see directions below) between the south side of the River Scarriff /lough Derg and the … Continue reading
All ProSilva Ireland members are welcome to attend our annual study trip – this year to Belgium. The study trip will aim to follow the itinerary below: Base: Namur Day 1: We will visit forests close to Brussels and Namur. We will visit different conifer stands in Ardenne (douglas, spruce) that have been historically transformed … Continue reading
An invitation to ProSilva Ireland members and friends to this year’s Farm Woodland Forum meeting. The Forum will be in Ireland and run jointly by AFBI and Teagasc, with bookings and registration through AFBI. This is an excellent venue. Ballyhaise is a fine Agricultural College which supplies most of the farm woodland and forestry skills … Continue reading
A recent report by ProSilva committee members Jonathan Spazzi with the collaboration of Kevin O’Connell (Teagasc), and Charlie Tailor (FC Scotland) This visit took place between the 24 and 27 June as a joint effort of ProSilva Ireland and the Continuous Cover Forestry Group (CCFG) UK. During our visit networking and discussion between members of … Continue reading
Photos and an article from ProSilva Ireland field day at Knockrath Forest, Co. Wicklow – Sat 3 Oct 2015. ProSilva Ireland wishes to thanks the Brabazon family at Knockrath Co. Wicklow for an important ProSilva Ireland field day. We were fortunate to have Duncan Stewart and the EcoEye team record some of the day’s discussions … Continue reading
Pro Silva Ireland’s next Forest Open day is in Knockrath Forest, Co. Wicklow – Sat 3 Oct 2015 with guest German ProSilva forester Hinrich Joost Bärwald. All Welcome! The focus of the day will be discussions on the progress of conversion of forest stands to Continuous Cover Forestry management over the last decade at Knockrath Forest. … Continue reading
Pro Silva Ireland’s next Forest Open day is in Coole Park, Gort, Co. Galway on Saturday 23rd May 2015 with guest forester Huw Denman and ecologist Faith Wilson.
The focus of the day will be on how Continuous Cover Forestry can deliver benefits for nature conservation, biodiversity and landscape. Continue reading
Phil Morgan, President of ProSilva Europe and known to many ProSilva Ireland members recently wrote an article on “The Case for Continuous Cover Forestry”. The Forestry & Timber News Journal has kindly allowed us to re-publish the article here. Continue reading
joint UK Continuous Cover Forestry Group (CCFG)/ProSilva Ireland study visit to Southern Poland next summer (2015), provisionally arriving on Wed 24th June and leaving on Sat 27th June Continue reading
Resources from the Continuous Cover Forest Group (CCFG) Conference held in The Lake District in June this year are now available on the CCFG website. They include: pdfs of Speaker Presentations (+ some MP4 recordings); a Conference Report with a list of conclusions and recommendations, and proposals for research priorities developed from presentations and discussions at … Continue reading
Over three days based in Sursee in the Canton of Lucerne, the ProSilva Europe delegates, including representatives from ProSilva Ireland, visited forests in public ownership. The forest of Grün Stadt Zürich, the Gutschwald of Oberägeri and the Deiniker Wald of Baar in the Canton of Zug, the Holziker Wald of Hirschthal in the Canton of … Continue reading
“Talis Kalnars was a pioneer of ‘continuous cover’ forestry in Britain, writes Phil Morgan. His woodlands were not only beautiful but profitable, as he nurtured the ‘natural capital’ of the forest ecosystem, and only harvested the dividend of high value timber.” Phil Morgan (President ProSilva Europe, past Chair of the CCFG UK group) has recently … Continue reading
ProSilva Ireland is launching its Forestry Policy document in Wicklow on Saturday 24 April 2010 at its Forest Open Day at Cloragh Farm, Co. Wicklow. ProSilva Ireland is part of ProSilva Europe, a 27 country European network of professional forest owners and managers, who practice close to nature forest management in permanent forests.