13 Aug 2022

Teagasc to host Longford forest walk

Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly, Teagasc Forestry Advisor

Teagasc, in association with the Forest Service (DAFM), is organising a nationwide series of fifteen forest walks from April 29 to May 10, focusing on the management of young forests.

For many owners, the forestry conversation begins around opportunities for diversifying farm enterprises, grant and premia supports and the implications on the whole farm.

It is essential to realise that the established forest is another crop and will reap rewards if managed as such.

This year’s series of Forestry management walks presents an opportunity to see forest management in action.

Each walk will also allow informal discussion of issues on site but also management issues arising on attendees own sites.

At these events, forestry experts from Teagasc and the (Forest Service) will explain why it is essential to care for young forests.

The local walks are as follows -
* Monday, April 19: Meet at St Patrick’s GAA pitch, Moor, Ardagh, Co Longford (on Carrickboy – Longford town road R393) Eircode N39 FW52.

* Tuesday, May 7: Meet at Kilglass Gaels GAA, Rooskey, Co Roscommon (R371 Rooskey-Strokestown) Eircode N41 YC44.

There is no need to register, just turn up at 7pm at the meeting point with appropriate clothing/boots and drive to the nearby forest. 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.

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