Many new broadleaf woodlands have been planted in Ireland since the early 1990s. These hardwoods are now gradually coming into production.
It is therefore timely for Teagasc to organise an event bringing together broadleaf growers and users of hardwood timber stimulating the development of the hardwood market in Ireland.
This hardwood marketing event will take place on Tuesday 24 October at the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co Cork.
Quality is key in the production of valuable hardwood timber. When growing broadleaf trees, appropriate management results in the production of quality timber and increased timber value. Extensive research by Teagasc and others has resulted in silvicultural techniques specifically focused on Irish growing conditions. These silvicultural techniques include appropriate protocols for formative shaping, high pruning, identifying and marking of Potential Crop Trees and thinning at the correct stage and intensity.
The event will start with a demonstration of a portable sawmill. This will be followed by a series of short presentations, including the harvesting experiences of a private forest owner, Teagasc advice on broadleaf management and the views of industry players on the management, harvesting and market requirements for hardwoods. Participants will also have the opportunity to view quality Irish hardwood products.
There will be networking opportunities with organisations, users, contractors and timber buyers at this event.
You can register for this event in advance avoiding the queues on the day via the link below. Alternatively, you can also register on the day at the event itself. Registration will start at 9.30am.
Further information from your local Forestry Adviser or see www.teagasc.ie/forestry.