Forest Management

Farming Sectors
Forest Management

Planting – find out about the Afforestation and Woodland creation schemes, the IFA Forestry Master contract and Guide to tree species for Irish farms.

Timber measurement – information regarding Forest Assessor, which utilises the most up-to-date technology to accurately predict the quantities of log products that each tree can produce and their potential value.

Felling licence – the Forestry Act 2014 provides for a single licence process for tree felling, more regarding this, as well as on trees that do not need a licence to fell, public consultation, appeals and the felling decision tool are outlined on this page.

Forest roads – proper access to your forest is essential when you are harvesting and will make your forest more attractive to potential buyers; find out more about the available grant and procedures.

Thinning / harvesting advice – understand the quality and quantity of your timber and the markets by reading the information here, which includes a link to IFA’s practical guide to selling timber, as well as tips for thinning.

Timber prices – find out more on market prices from IFA surveys.

Broadleaf management – the Tending and Thinning scheme provides support to farmers towards the cost of management of broadleaf forests planted since 1980; an outline of what is included in the scheme and other guidelines can be found here.

Online management tools – access Ireland’s Tree Volume Calculator, Forest Map Viewer, Felling Decision Tool, All Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035, Forest Planning Models and more.

Value of forestry – find out the significance of forestry in your county.

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