Farm forestry focus for Tullamore

The Teagasc Forestry and Energy Section will be one of the major attractions at this year’s Tullamore Show.

It will showcase many facets of Ireland’s rapidly developing farm forestry and renewable energy sectors. With hi-tech machines, and an array of indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Forestry and Energy Section is not to be missed in Tullamore.

The Tullamore Show takes place this Sunday 11 August 2013 Blueball, Tullamore, Co Offaly. The Tullamore Show is Ireland’s largest agricultural one day event with hundreds of trade stands and displays.

Liam Kelly, Forestry Adviser with Teagasc and main organiser of the Forestry and Energy Section at the Tullamore Show explained what people can expect to see on the day.

“Timber extraction machines, wood chippers, firewood processors and other wood processing equipment will be on display”.

He continued: “Naturally enough, we will also promote new planting because of the great opportunities provided by a farm forest enterprise enhancing family farm income. Farmers and landowners who are considering forestry or are at the thinning stage will find comprehensive and practical advice available from Teagasc, forestry companies and other forestry organisations.”

A visit to the Forestry and Energy Section in Tullamore provides an excellent opportunity to meet key players from the forestry sector. This is a great opportunity to avail of free, comprehensive and up to date information on forestry and wood energy – our growing sustainable natural resource.

Organisations and companies who will be present at the Tullamore Show include:

  • Teagasc Forestry Development Department
  • MDP Renewables
  • Lets Talk Solar
  • ForestSales.ie
  • FD Forestry
  • SWS Forestry
  • Woodford Timber Products
  • The Forestry Company
  • Turboburn.co.uk
  • Glebe Fabrications Ltd
  • Forest and Tree Services Ltd
  • Luke Philpott t/a Wonderbark
  • Firebird Heating Solutions Ltd
  • Crafty Creations NI Ltd
  • Forestry Services Ltd
  • Green Belt Ltd
  • Midwestern Forestry Services Ltd
  • Solaregy ltd
  • Axe Biotech Boilers Ltd
  • Kestrel Forestry Consultants Ltd
  • Murphy Bros Ferns Ltd
  • Forefront Energy Solutions

Further information on the Forestry & Energy Section, Tullamore Show 2013 is available from Liam Kelly, Teagasc Forestry Adviser 087-9090495 or visit www.teagasc.ie/forestry for more detailed information including travel directions.