Storm Dennis – Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution
Storm Dennis– National Weather Warning; Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution
Saturday 15th February: Coillte urges all users of forest lands including its staff, contractors and members of the public, to exercise extreme caution if entering forest lands this weekend as storm Dennis approaches.
Met Éireann has issued the following weather warning;
Status Orange - Wind warning for Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford
South to southwest winds with mean speeds of 55 to 75 km/h will gust up to 120 km/h, strongest on exposed coasts and hills.
Valid: 09:00 Saturday 15/02/2020 to 20:00 Saturday 15/02/2020
Fallen and overhanging trees pose an extremely dangerous risk to the public and Coillte is urging everyone to remain vigilant and to exercise extreme caution if entering forest lands over the coming days. Members of the public should not approach fallen or overhanging trees as they pose a significant health and safety risk and access routes blocked by trees should only ever be cleared by trained experts.
Coillte is a commercial forestry company, owned by the State, that manages approximately 7% of the country’s land. Coillte operate three strong businesses from this land – their core forestry business, a wood panels manufacturing business MEDITE SMARTPLY and a land solutions business. Coillte export to over 30 countries worldwide.
To find out more visit www.coillte.ie