Following an intensive period of clearing invasive species at Hazelwood, a Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) thinning is taking place as part of the biodiversity restoration works. The aim is to increase the proportion of native trees and ensure the long-term survival of the woodland. Ross Buchanan of Inish Forestry is an award-winning forester who has &hellip
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In late September Roisin Moore of Rhizocore Technologies met with some of the Coillte Nature team at a beautiful native woodland close to Westport in Co. Mayo. Rhizocore are doing some fascinating work and research into underground relationships between trees and fungi. This is a growing area of research, with new and exciting discoveries being &hellip
‘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
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
This month we were delighted to meet some neighbours of a new native woodland that we planted in South East Clare earlier this year. We held a drop-in event for anyone interested to come by for a chat and learn about this new woodland in their community.
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