04 Sep 2014
IFA LAUNCHES NEW FOREST ASSESSOR SERVICEForestry
IFA in association with Treemetrics, has launched a new Forest Assessor service for Farm Forestry members.
At the launch in Laois last week IFA President, Eddie Downey said “IFA is an organisation that works to protect the interests of Irish farmers and their families. Forest Assessor is another service that will benefit private forest owners by providing more knowledge about their crop and, ultimately, providing a better opportunity for farmers to realise the full potential for their timber.”
Speaking at the demonstration, IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming said, “Forest Assessor utilises the most up-to-date technology to accurately predict the quantities of log products that each tree can produce and their potential value. Using this technology, members will be provided with a more accurate and independent forest management system, helping to capture more value from the forest resource”.
“Private forest owners will greatly benefit from this service particularly when approaching the market place. Farmers will now know exactly what product mix is in their forest, in addition to the quantity and value of their commodity when selling their timber”, Mr Fleming added.
Forest Assessor will be rolled out nationally with further demonstration events being organised for the coming weeks. For information about how to book this service, please see details in the Forest Assessor brochure at www.ifa.ie/sectors/forestry.