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.
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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
A new EU project ‘LIFE Insular’ focuses on sand dune areas at four stunning Irish coastal locations. LIFE Insular will work to protect and conserve precious sand dune ecosystems in partnership with local communities and interested groups. Coillte Nature and The National Parks and Wildlife Service are partnering with Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in &hellip
In late March, the Coillte Nature team went on a research and knowledge-sharing visit to CAFRE Hill Farm in Co. Antrim. This is a really fantastic resource, one of several campuses for the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, at Glenwherry, about a 20 minute drive north of Belfast city. Our reason to visit &hellip
One of the Coillte Nature highlights this spring was planting trees at Cruagh Woods with the Green Schools Committee from the local primary school, Edmondstown N.S. In February the Green Schools Coordinator, Ms Leanne Browne, arranged for the committee to help us complete the planting of a section of Cruagh Woods which is being converted &hellip
A section of the forest close to the main road through Ticknock is being harvested and replanted with native woodland. Harvesting operations are due to start on Tuesday 22nd March and will continue for several weeks. This section of the forest was due to be harvested at a later date but has suffered from several &hellip