As you can see, some of our conifer trees are getting big. When our forest contractor Sean Hoskins and his fellow worker Conor Murphy, selectively felled some trees for Hollywood's 2nd thinning in January, Conor asked if he could have our largest cut tree, in exchange for reducing his felling fee. "Sure", I said, surprised.…Read more First timber from Hollywood is made into something special
At a recent ProSilva forest day I ran into a forest friend Jonathan Spazzi, an Irish based Italian born forester who is also a mycologist (a fungi expert). I had attended Jonathan's fungi foraging workshop organised by Blackstairs ecotrails about two years ago and was surprised at the variety growing in woods in the area.…Read more Hollywood even gets Christmas presents now!
Last week I was excited to take part in the first tree-marking training days for the COFORD (Council for Forest Research and Development, Ireland) Low Impact Silvicultural Systems (LISS) project in Ireland. Hollywood is one of the forests on the database, along with other plantation sites across Ireland that are being transformed, in various degrees,…Read more Tree-Marking skills and software to help us work better for forests