forest management Tag

Ecoforestry is a forest management practice which emphasises sustainability rather than pure financial returns. The focus is on the entire forest ecosystem and here are its main principles: Principles of EcoForestry1. Sustainability is the most important factor in Ecoforestry. Therefore it must be the first consideration in...

Native Woodlands in Ireland  Centuries of clearance and over-exploitation have reduced the once extensive native woodland of Ireland to the remnants we can now see. Instances of old native woodlands in Ireland continue to be found as little isolated stands. These are mainly in regions with...

Forest Service finally announced the re-opening of the Native Woodland Conservation Scheme in September 2015. It was re-opened following it's long suspension during the recession when the Government lacked the funding to support it. Certainly it was long overdue.  The Native Woodland Conservation Scheme, promotes the...

Introduction Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) is an approach to the sustainable management of forests whereby forest stands are maintained in a permanently irregular structure, which is created and sustained through the selection and harvesting of individual trees. The term “continuous cover forestry” does not equate exactly...

Background to Ash Dieback Disease Chalara fraxinea, known as ash dieback disease, is a relatively newly described fungal disease of ash which was first named in 2006 although dieback symptoms in ash had been first noted in Poland in the early 1990s. The harmful reproducing stage...