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Forest management guidebooks

June 2017:

The first comprehensive, fully illustrated new Pro Silva Ireland publication is now available. It was launched at the 2017 Forestry, Woodland and Bioenergy Show at Stradbally by the Minister Minister Andrew Doyle TD and  Paddy Purser, Chair of Pro Silva Ireland.

Pro Silva Ireland is very proud of this new publication which was originally produced by our European Pro Silva friends in Wallonia. It has been translated into English with financial assistance from the Irish Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine. Past ProSilva Ireland Chair, Padriag O’Tuama, has been instrumental in making this first comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide on Close-to-Nature continuous available here in Ireland.

The new guidebook “Pro Silva Silviculture” provides very practical guidelines on implementing continuous cover forestry and close to nature forestry management practices.

The new guidebook “Pro Silva Silviculture” provides very practical guidelines on implementing continuous cover forestry and close to nature forestry management practices.

Free to Pro Silva Ireland members (these will be posted out shortly)

Otherwise the guide is available for €5. Please send fee to :

The Membership Secretary
Pro Silva Ireland
36 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2
Ireland

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ProSilva 2006 booklet

What makes Close to Nature Forest Management an attractive choice for Irish farmers?

This booklet was published by Pro Silva Ireland following the Irish Farmers Association, National Farm Forestry Conference 2006, which was held in association with Pro Silva Ireland

Printed copies are available from the Chairperson, Paddy Purser

Download a FREE pdf copy here

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ProSilva Ireland Hans-Jurgen Otto booklet

Approaches of Close to Nature Silviculture in Sitka Spruce in Ireland
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.

Printed copies are available from the Chairperson, Paddy Purser

Download a FREE pdf copy here

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A tribute to Talis Kalnars MBE – a UK leader in close to nature forest management

‘A forest is an area of land whose main constituents are trees.
Without trees, it is not a forest.
Therefore clear-fell approach to forestry cannot be described as real forestry ‘  – Talis Kalnars

talis booklet cover

Download FREE pdf here

selective felling

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