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Pro Silva Ireland Autumn Field Day, Moyrath, Kildalkey, Co. Meath and AGM

The focus of the Pro Silva Ireland Autumn field day will be early management of 1st generation oak plantation. We will be joined on the day by the Head Cooper from Irish Distillers in Middleton Co. Cork. Ger is a 5th generation cooper who has spent his life working with oak and knows the quality requirements of oak for coopering better than anyone. In recent years, Irish Distillers have been working with Pro Silva Ireland members to sustainably source high quality oak for coopering. Continue reading

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Pro Silva Ireland 2017 Study Tour to Wales, 15-17 September: bookings now open

Coed Preseli (In the Preseli hills beside Fishguard, Pembrokeshire) All Pro Silva Ireland members are welcome to attend our annual study trip – this year to Wales. Places are limited so please book early to help with the organisation of this study tour. The study trip will aim to follow the itinerary below: 15th September: … Continue reading

The Pro Silva Ireland 2017 Spring Field Day: Borris, Co. Carlow, and the launch of a new Practical Manual on CCF Management

Saturday 22nd April in a commercial farm forest at Spahill, Borris, Co. Carlow Including launch of New Pro Silva Practical Guide (see directions below). Meeting Time 11.00 AM The forest site is situated near the town of Borris in South Co. Carlow. This part of Carlow is influenced by the River Barrow and also the … Continue reading

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

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