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View a streaming video profiling Leo Drey here. The clip explains the forest management of Pioneer Forest in the Ozarks in Missouri.
Organisations & Societies
NEW ProSilva Ireland members are very welcome to join the ProSilva Europe online network here
Continuous Cover Forestry Group (Pro Silva UK)
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Naturgemässte Waldwirtschaft (Pro Silva Germany)
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Naturgemässte Waldwirtschaft (Pro Silva Switzerland)
Irish Natural Forestry Foundation established in West Cork in 2002 to research, demonstrate, and promote sustainable forestry practices based on native broadleaf trees.
Crann is an Irish organisation dedicated to increasing the percentage area of broadleaf trees, improving stand structure in existing broadleaf woods, support sustainable use of Irish hardwoods and improve public awareness
Soil Association (UK) runs a forest certification programme, Woodmark, which has certified more than 2 million hectares of forest since 1992. They have taken over the auditing of Coillte
Reforesting Scotland promotes awareness of the deforestation of Scotland and intends to facilitate ecological restoration and community development through reforestation
Voice is an Irish environmental organisation
Friends of the Irish Environment which, among other information, provides the Forest Network Newsletter to which Pro Silva Ireland has contributed
Community Forests are a national programme of major environmental improvements reaching half of England’s population, and being shaped by local people
Worldwide Fund for Nature is a global organization that is doing all it can to halt the accelerating destruction of our natural world.
Forests Forever is an initiative of the Timber Trade Federation and was established in 1990 as an independent, voluntary funded body to represent the views of all timber and wood using industries in the UK on environmental issues
The Tree Register is a Registered Charity with a unique database of over 125,000 of our most notable trees in Britain and Ireland
Tarkine National Coalition is an organisation based in Tasmania, which aims to protect the largest tract of Rainforest in Australia from clear fell.
National & international bodies
Woodlands of Ireland is a group focusing on our Native Woodlands
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides an introduction to Irish Forestry on this page
European Forest Institute is an independent non-governmental organisation conducting European forest research
Forest Service (Republic of Ireland) is responsible for forest policy and the promotion of private forestry. It administers forestry grant schemes and is responsible for forest protection, the control of felling as well as the promotion and support of research in forestry and forest products
Forest Service (Northern Ireland) is responsible for promoting the interests of forestry in Northern Ireland, the development of afforestation, the production and supply of timber, and the maintenance of adequate reserves of growing trees
Forest Service (USA) manages public lands in national forests and grasslands
Forest Service (Canada) is responsible for the sustainable development of Canada’s forests and competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector for the well-being of present and future generations of Canadians
Forestry Commission (UK) is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain’s forests and woodlands
Teagasc’s Forestry Development Unit (Republic of Ireland) provides integrated forestry advice, training and research to landowners. The advice and training services are free.
COFORD is the National Council for Forest Research and Development in the Republic of Ireland
The Heritage Council (Republic of Ireland) is a statutorily independent body, established under the Heritage Act, 1995. The Council has a Strategic plan for the development of the forestry sector
An introduction to Pro Silva Principles of forestry management
Pro Silva Europe’s Proclamation of Hanover
Silvics & Silviculture is the title of an article by K. Belt and R. Campbell; two American consultant foresters
An article on Optimizing Uneven-Aged Management of Loblolly Pine Stands co-written by J. Buongiorno (PDF)
British Deer Society is a registered charity devoted to the welfare of deer
The Wild Deer Association of Ireland is a national organization for deer management and conservation. The association was formally known as the Southern Deer Society
What is Continuous Cover Forestry (UK Forestry Commission Information Note) by Bill Mason, Gary K &err James Simpson
Pro Silva Principles and Carbon (PDF) is an interesting key point presentation made by Thomas Harttung (president of Pro SIlva Europe) at the EU ECCP WG (Forests) Meeting on July 16th, 2002 in Brussels.
Forestry Act, 1988 (Republic of reland); legal framework for the establishment of Coillte Teoranta
National Biodiversity Network’s Species Dictionary provides a standard reference for names of organisms found in the UK
This web based version of the book The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland written by Henry John Elwes & Augustine Henry and printed in 1913. To view the pages one needs to install a free plug-in provided at the site. This book is available thanks to the University of Georgia Libraries
A Primer of Forestry Part I and A Primer of Forestry Part II are two publications by Gifford Pinchot of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division printed in 1905. This is a good reference tool
The British Trees web site provides an introductory guide to native British trees
Social Broadleaves genetic resources in Ireland by John Fennessy, published by the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme
A summary of landscape planning and environmental impact design on Forestry from Tom Turner’s book of the same title
IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists
Botanical Image Database provided by the university of Basel, Switzerland
Forest Images is a joint project between Bugwood Network and the USDA Forest Service
Earth’s Forests is an educational site giving an introduction to the subject of Forests
Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) national mapping and geographic information services for the Republic of Ireland