Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest management day and practical guide launch, near Borris, Co. Carlow

Some of you know that I am away from Ireland presently due to family reasons. As such, I'm very sorry to be missing the very first Pro Silva Ireland Close-to-Nature forestry management day in my home area. I work voluntarily with the committee of Pro Silva Ireland who are organising this event (22 April 2017),Β …Read more Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest management day and practical guide launch, near Borris, Co. Carlow

Tree-Marking skills and software to help us work better for forests

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

Second thinning helps create permanent, resilient forest in Co. Carlow, Ireland

You can see our previous marking and tree thinning from 2008-9 here I've been busy last week presenting an update at college (I will share this in my next post) of my long term art & ecology project which is really all about 'seeing the forest', to understand a practice of deep sustainability. However I…Read more Second thinning helps create permanent, resilient forest in Co. Carlow, Ireland