Teagasc has organised a nationwide series of personalised Forestry Advisory Clinics between 21 January and 1 February promoting the establishment of forestry as a sustainable and rewarding land use on Irish farms.
These clinics will be held in Teagasc offices around the country on specific dates, from 10 am to 4 pm each day (see details below), where a private and personalised one-to one consultation with an experienced forestry advisor can be arranged by appointment.
The Forestry Programme offers landowners and existing forest owners many options in relation to forest establishment with a range of attractive grants and annual premium categories available.
Dr Nuala Ni Fhlatharta, Head of Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department said: “Landowners consider forestry for many reasons. That is why a land use change to forestry, like any new farm enterprise, will raise many questions.”
She added, “It is also a great opportunity for farmers to understand the requirements of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and other farm schemes before establishing a forest. These Teagasc Forestry Clinics are an ideal opportunity to flesh out the details of how forestry might work for you.”
A consultation with your Teagasc forestry advisor will provide independent and objective advice, empowering you to make informed decisions on many relevant issues including the following:
- Opportunities for farmers and other landowners under the Forestry Programme 2014-2020
- Available grants and premiums
- Interaction with other farm schemes, e.g. BPS, GLAS, etc.
- How forestry can improve farm income and the environment
- How to apply and get the job done right first time
- What to expect from you forest crop; harvesting and timber sales
Although the emphasis for the upcoming clinics is on new planting; existing forest owners, regardless of what stage their forest is at, can also avail of this opportunity to pick up valuable management tips.
Prior booking of a one to one forestry consultation is essential. To book your free consultation, please see table below for contact details. Please bring maps and other relevant information on the day to optimise the advisory experience and outcome.
These clinics provide an ideal opportunity to get answers to your forestry questions – don’t miss it!
For further details, visit www.teagasc.ie/forestryclinics or consult the table below:
|County||Location||Eircode||Date||Contact for appointment|
|Carlow||Oak Park||R93 XE12||Wednesday 23 January||059 9183555|
|Cavan||Ballyhaise||H12 E392||Thursday 31 January||049 4338300|
|Clare||Ennis||V95 R889||Thursday 24 January||065 682 8676|
|Clare||Kilrush||V15 C928||Wednesday 23 January||065 9051189|
|Cork||Kanturk||P51 YR8E||Tuesday 22 January||029 50886|
|Cork||Macroom||P12 TX32||Wednesday 23 January||026 41604|
|Cork||Moorepark, Fermoy||P61 C997||Thursday 24 January||025 42244|
|Cork||Skibbereen||P81 AR23||Thursday 31 January||028 21888|
|Donegal||Ballybofey||F93 R853||Tuesday 22 January||074 9131189|
|Dublin||Kinsealy||D17 K231||Tuesday 22 January||01 8459000|
|Galway||Ballinasloe||H53 HX21||Wednesday 30 January||090 9642456|
|Galway||Tuam||H54 VE86||Friday 01 February||093 28123|
|Kerry||Killarney||V93 W935||Thursday 31 January||066 7125077|
|Kerry||Listowel||V31 N971||Friday 01 February||066 7125077|
|Kerry||Tralee||V92 V0HT||Wednesday 30 January||066 7125077|
|Kildare||Naas||W91 HP38||Tuesday 29 January||045 879203|
|Kilkenny||Kilkenny||R95 RX30||Tuesday 29 January||051 898137|
|Kilkenny||Mullinavat||X91 YW32||Monday 28 January||056 7721153|
|Laois||Portlaoise||R32 CF21||Wednesday 23 January||057 8621326|
|Leitrim||Mohill||N41 W580||Thursday 24 January||071 9631076|
|Limerick||Kilmallock||V35 X012||Tuesday 29 January||069 61444|
|Limerick||Newcastle West||V42 D603||Monday 28 January||069 61444|
|Longford||Longford||N39 T180||Thursday 31 January||043 3341021|
|Louth||Dundalk||A91 PVW4||Thursday 24 January||042 9332263|
|Mayo||Ballina||F26 NY96||Friday 25 January||096 22077|
|Mayo||Claremorris||F12 Y0T4||Tuesday 29 January||094 9371360|
|Meath||Navan||C15 NR79||Tuesday 22 January||046 9021792|
|Monaghan||Monaghan||H18 Y563||Tuesday 29 January||047 81188|
|Offaly||Tullamore||R35 TP60||Monday 21 January||057 9321405|
|Roscommon||Castlerea||F45 NW99||Wednesday 23 January||094 9620160|
|Roscommon||Roscommon||F42 XC63||Tuesday 22 January||090 6626166|
|Sligo||Ballymote||F56 A585||Wednesday 23 January||071 9183369|
|Tipperary||Clonmel||E91 Y394||Tuesday 22 January||052 6121300|
|Tipperary||Nenagh||E45 H240||Monday 21 January||067 31821|
|Tipperary||Thurles||E41 AK40||Friday 25 January||0504 21777|
|Waterford||Dungarvan||X35 PF60||Tuesday 29 January||058 41211|
|Westmeath||Mullingar||N91 PK10||Friday 25 January||044 9340721|
|Wexford||Enniscorthy||Y21 ED27||Thursday 24 January||053 9239210|
|Wicklow||Tinahely||Y14 AN20||Friday 25 January||0402 38171|
Counties and locations in alphabetical order.