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Midlands Native Woodland Summer Update

‘Baunmore has changed significantly since peat extraction stopped in 2017’ said Dr Mark McCorry, Head of Ecology and Bog Rehabilitation at Bord na Móna, who recently visited the site with the Coillte Nature Team. ‘Areas that were formerly harvested are now quickly colonising with bog cotton, sedges and other species, and the re-wetting has been &hellip

CCF Thinning at Cruagh Woods

Forest thinning will commence the week of 25th July at Cruagh as part of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) management of parts of this woodland. This thinning was due to start in late May but was postponed due to the wet weather and poor ground conditions. You may have already noticed trees marked with a pink &hellip

Restoring Western Peatlands

Coillte’s new strategic vision for forestry will see the redesign of 30,000 hectares of peatland forests by 2050 through a programme of rewetting or rewilding. Peatlands are valuable natural habitats and are also an important carbon sink, with drained or damaged peatlands emitting significant amounts of greenhouse gasses globally. Our Wild Western Peatlands project is &hellip