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

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Not being able to see the trees for the wood

Our small two and half acre tree plantation, consisting mostly of 23 year old conifers (Sitka Spruce) and some native trees, Alder and some Ash, was thinned in January 2009. The plantation had never been thinned before. Following our Close-to-nature-Continuous Cover forestry management plan, we marked (see the article link below) and then removed roughly…Read more Not being able to see the trees for the wood