Ash Die Back Evening event

Thursday 17 August at 7pm

Robinstown, Navan, Co Meath                                                                                                                                                                  

The North East Forestry Group are hosting an Ash Dieback evening event at a group member’s forest in Robinstown near, Navan, County Meath.  This event will focus on how forest owners can remove dead or infected trees in the most economical manner, while salvaging some income from this operation.  The Forest owner, Thomas Loughran, who has removed his diseased Ash trees and replanted with alternative species, will talk about his own personal experience of this operation.  This  event is aimed at primarily having forest owners discussing issues and solutions specific to each owners woodland and how they hope to remove and plant new trees. 

Topics will include Method of felling and removal of infected trees; selling the removed timber along with discussion on price; replanting new trees; weed control of new trees; and, new and existing DAFM grant supports for forest owners. 

Also speaking will be Kevin O’Connell of Teagasc, who will explain in very simple terms how best the forest owner can go about this operation, along with new and existing DAFM grant supports.

Manus Crowley, who is Thomas Loughran’s approved Forester, will speak about how soil conditions and overall forest environment influence his decision on choosing the correct new trees to be planted.

This event is open to existing and new members and promises to be a very informative and relaxed evening for all.

The NEFG have members in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan. Members can also get their forests PEFC and FSC certified under the group certification scheme. Members are asked to bring the next generation of family members to this meeting, so they can learn the benefits of forest ownership and how belonging to a forest owners’ group can help to increase their knowledge in an informal group environment.

This is an outdoor event and as the ground may be uneven, boots and, of course, rainproof gear is essential.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, please look at our website 
The annual membership subscription is €30 per member.

Editors Notes:

The North East Forestry Group (NEFG) represents private forest owners in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan.  It currently has over 90 members.  Four NEFG members have won RDS Forestry Awards and the NEFG operates the only private forest owners FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) Certification Group in the Republic of Ireland.

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