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Forestry and Forest Policy in Ireland. Séamus Dunne Forest Service Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Features of Irish Forestry. 10.6% of land area under forest, 744,000 ha Fragmented, 47% private, 19,000 owners Dominated by productive non native conifers

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Forestry and Forest Policy in Ireland

  • Séamus Dunne
  • Forest Service
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
features of irish forestry
Features of Irish Forestry
  • 10.6% of land area under forest, 744,000 ha
  • Fragmented, 47% private, 19,000 owners
  • Dominated by productive non native conifers
  • Small area of native woodland
  • Grants to create new woodlands, roads
  • Roundwood forecast to increase from 3.8 to 7 million m3 by 2028
  • Export focussed processing sector
role of forest service
Role of Forest Service
  • Part of Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine,
  • Regulates forestry in Ireland, principally via
    • S.I.558 / 2010 (afforestation & forest road construction)
    • 1946 Forestry Act (thinning & felling / replanting)
    • S.I.125 / 2012 (aerial fertilisation)
  • National Forest Inventory ....
role of forest service1
...Role of Forest Service
  • Promotion of forestry via grants & supports to landowners
    • Afforestation grants and premiums
    • Neighbour Wood scheme
    • Forest road scheme
    • Woodland improvement scheme
  • Forest Protection
  • Forest Reproductive Material
historical context
Historical Context
  • 1500 AD - Largely covered in Forests
  • Deforestation
    • Wood required for industry, ironworks
    • Clearance for farming
  • 1900 AD – Little over 1% forest
  • 1920’s Important decade
    • Start of Government afforestation
    • Government introduce Controls on Felling
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Planting of new Forests - 1920 to 2012

Hectares

“Nearly all State planting”

Year

coillte
Coillte
  • State owned company created in 1989 to manage the State Forests
  • Now a modern vertically integrated company with three Divisions
    • Coillte Forest
    • Coillte Enterprise
    • Coillte Panel Products
1 coillte forest
1. Coillte Forest
  • 420,000 hectares, mostly forested
  • Annual cut 2.4 million cubic metres
  • Reforestation 6,000 hectares annually
  • Recreation and amenity
  • Biodiversity
2 coillte enterprise
2. Coillte Enterprise
  • Windfarms
  • Telecoms
  • Biomass
3 coillte panel products
3. Coillte Panel Products
  • SmartPly
    • manufacture OSB products
  • Medite
    • manufacture MDF products
irelands processing sector
Irelands Processing Sector
  • Sawmills
    • 5 large sawmills, Balcas (NI), Glennon Brothers, Murray Timber Group, ECC Timber Products, Grainger Sawmills.
    • 4 medium sawmills, Coolrain, Laois, Palfab, woodfab.
  • Panel Boards
    • 3 Panel Board producers
      • Masonite Producing door skins
      • SmartPly producing OSB
      • Medite producing MDF
boom to bust
“Boom to Bust”

House Completions per 1000 population

surviving the construction crash
Surviving the Construction Crash
  • Sawmills, Coillte and Government agencies combined efforts at International Trade shows
  • Research into new products and markets
  • Exports into UK grown from 4% to over 6% market share from 2007 to 2010.
  • Development of new sawn wood markets in France, Turkey and elsewhere
  • Demand now outstrips supply of raw material
benefits of forestry
Benefits of Forestry
  • €2.2 Billion
  • 12,000 jobs
  • 18 m visits to forests
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Biodiversity
current challenges
Current Challenges
  • Environment versus Commercial Forestry
    • management in Sensitive areas
    • Hen Harrier SPAs
    • Freshwater Pearl Mussel areas
current challenges1
Current Challenges
  • Ash Dieback disease (Chalarafraxinea)
    • Fraxinus - very significant tree in Irish context
    • Huge all-island effort currently underway
current challenges2
Current Challenges
  • Private Sector
    • Afforestation
    • Certification
    • Forest Roads
    • Management and Thinning
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Thank You

  • Séamus Dunne
  • Head of Forestry Inspectorate
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine