Why Active Management Of Your Forest Is So Important – IFA

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins said forests that are actively managed and thinned regularly encourage the strongest trees to thrive, are healthier, capture more carbon and generate more income for owners.   Mr Collins said there are a lot of farmers who are not managing their forests and this could significantly reduce the value […]

IFA Timber Price Survey Shows Increase Across All Product Types

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins said the latest timber price survey shows that farmers are getting a higher price across all product types in the last quarter. The largest increase was for sawlog, which saw farmers being paid up to €80 per tonne at roadside for quality sawlog. This represents an increase of over […]

IFA Advises Farmers To Stop Planting Until Autumn

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has advised farmers who have financial approval to afforest to wait until the autumn to plant. He said that normally all planting had stopped at this stage but the planting season had been extended this summer due to the introduction of the Forestry Regulation, which now requires farmers to […]