We’re preparing the ground for the first new native woodland in the Dublin Mountains Makeover. In the coming days, visitors to Ticknock will notice foresters with machines ‘mounding’ the site – this means creating small piles of soil in which to plant the young trees – and putting up fencing to keep the hungry deer &hellip
Coillte and Forestry Partners are exploring the opportunity to develop a new initiative to deliver non-commercial native woodlands at scale across Ireland During Climate Finance Week 2020, Coillte and Forestry Partners have announced that they are exploring an opportunity to develop a new initiative to deliver new non-commercial native woodlands in communities across Ireland. &hellip
In some parts of the Dublin Mountain forests, we’re changing the tree species by removing timber forests and replanting them with native woodlands – a process we call ‘R&R’. In this blog, we explain what R&R is, how it works and what the benefits will be. Native broadleaves are rare in the Dublin Mountains The &hellip
Coillte Nature is restoring an ancient alluvial woodland in Co. Sligo by removing the invasive species that are slowly choking it. We’ve made a short video to show you how we’re tackling the problem and what the benefits will be, and explain it all in greater detail in the blog below.
They covered 80% of our island following the last Ice Age, but Ireland’s primeval ancient forests had all but disappeared by the foundation of the State. How did it happen? In this guest blog, Richard Nairn, ecologist and author of Wildwoods, takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the history of our woodlands – from &hellip
Phase 2 of the Dublin Mountains Makeover will commence the week of Monday 21st September with two projects in Cruagh forest. Which one happens first will depend on the weather conditions. Temporary trail detours may be required – please follow safety signage and be mindful of Coillte staff directing traffic. 1. We will be working on &hellip