Trees

SEEFA calls for complete revamp of forestry programme

SEEFA calls for complete revamp of forestry programme

Oireachtas members have been urged to ensure that there is a complete redesign ahead of the next forestry programme, which...

June 29, 2022

FII: Significant increase in forestry incentives needed

FII: Significant increase in forestry incentives needed

Forest Industries Ireland (FII) has called on Minister of State Pippa Hackett to significantly increase the financial incentives for forestry....

June 24, 2022

Call to replace ‘not fit for purpose’ forestry licensing system with regulation

Call to replace ‘not fit for purpose’ forestry licensing system with regulation

A webinar has heard how a significant increase in tree planting could sequester 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)...

April 14, 2022

Public consultation launched on future of forests in Ireland

Public consultation launched on future of forests in Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has launched a public consultation survey on the future of forests...

March 16, 2022

Glanbia plants 100,000 trees one year ahead of schedule

Glanbia plants 100,000 trees one year ahead of schedule

Glanbia Ireland and its farm family suppliers have achieved their ‘Operation Biodiversity’ target of planting 100,000 native trees and hedgerow...

January 26, 2022

Hackett tells Seanad that Irish people should put more focus on trees

Hackett tells Seanad that Irish people should put more focus on trees

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett told members of the Seanad...

January 26, 2022

Call for grant to plant deciduous trees on unviable land

Call for grant to plant deciduous trees on unviable land

Farmers with unviable parcels of land should be paid to plant native deciduous trees, according to a county councillor. Johnnie...

January 9, 2022

Carbery Group launches next phase of tree-planting programme

Carbery Group launches next phase of tree-planting programme

Carbery Group, the west Cork-based international ingredients, flavours and cheese producer this week (Tuesday, December 21) launched the latest phase...

December 22, 2021

Agriculture, logging, and livestock farming top threats to world’s trees – report

Agriculture, logging, and livestock farming top threats to world’s trees – report

Agriculture, logging and livestock farming are the top threats to the world’s trees, but climate change and extreme weather are...

September 1, 2021

Agriculture minister joins supermarket brand to launch tree-planting pledge

Agriculture minister joins supermarket brand to launch tree-planting pledge

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and Minister of State with responsibility for forestry Pippa Hackett have...

January 25, 2021

Hill farmers propose legacy project to plant 10 million trees

Hill farmers propose legacy project to plant 10 million trees

A proposal from the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) could result in the planting of 10 million native...

November 26, 2020

Trees on the Farm: Photo competition winner revealed

Trees on the Farm: Photo competition winner revealed

The Teagasc Forestry Development Department has announced the winner of a category from its ongoing forest photo competition ‘Celebrating Our...

November 7, 2020

Letter to the editor: Ireland must plant more trees

Letter to the editor: Ireland must plant more trees

As I sit in my kitchen with what seems like my 50th cup of tea for the day, during our...

November 2, 2020

‘Farmers need to change their mindset on planting trees’

‘Farmers need to change their mindset on planting trees’

Farmers need to change their mindset so that planting trees is no longer seen as a failure but rather an...

May 11, 2019

Tree planting could soak up Tyrone floodwater

Tree planting could soak up Tyrone floodwater

A tree planting programme in Co. Tyrone could offer a long-term solution for rural flooding, according to a research report...

March 20, 2018

How trees are solving farm problems in the Glens of Antrim

How trees are solving farm problems in the Glens of Antrim

A five-year tree planting programme in the Glens of Antrim is aiming to build a more resilient landscape. More than...

February 21, 2018

Key upcoming deadline dates for having work done under GLAS

Key upcoming deadline dates for having work done under GLAS

Farmers participating in the first tranche of GLAS are committed to completing a number of important actions in their applications. Teagasc...

February 8, 2016

Planting under GLAS? Here’s the native tree options

Planting under GLAS? Here’s the native tree options

An expected 2,000 new groves of native trees are to be established under the new Green Low Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS), according...

July 11, 2015