Forest management walk in Longford

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A series of forest walks will take place from April 29 to May 10, focusing on the management of young forests.

The events are being run by Teagasc in association with the Forest Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The main focus of these walks is on the essential management of young forests, though they will also cover medium to long term management and supplementary grant measures available.

The walks are aimed at landowners who have established a forest on their lands within the last ten years, as well as those considering planting some land in the future.

Frances McHugh, Forestry Advisor with Teagasc said, “It is very important to ensure that a young forest will perform well and that forest owners know what needs to be done each year.

“This is also true if the management of the forest has been subcontracted out for the first four years. After all, it is the owner that will benefit financially from well looked after trees.”

The Longford walk will take place on Monday, April 29. The meeting point is St Patrick’s GAA club Michael Keenan Park, Ardagh.

All are welcome to attend this event, which is free of charge and kicks off at 7pm on the day. Registration is not required to attend.

For further information contact Liam Kelly on 087-9090495.