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2011 ProSilva Ireland Events

UPCOMING: ProSilva Ireland Forest Open Day Lismore Sat 16 April 2011

We will visit Ballyrafter property in Lismore estate Woodlands just outside Lismore. Adrienne Booth, the Forest Manager of the estate will help lead the day. We will be visiting and discussing the transformation process of even aged conifer woodland to Continuous Cover Forestry in a 40 year old Douglas Fir stand, in a Western hemlock stand, in a pure Sitka spruce stand and a Spruce/Douglas fir stand.

There will also be discussion on and visits to thinning / tending in a young 13y year old Spruce /Oak mixture, thinning in 20 year old oak and first thinning in Spanish chestnut stand.

We are delighted to have as two visiting experts Peter Csépányi and Bela Varga from Prosilva Hungary.

ProSilva Ireland wishes to thank Lismore Estate Woodlands and Adrienne Booth for hosting us.


Starts: 11am - 4pm. Please remember to bring boots, coats and a packed lunch.

There is Plenty of accommodation in Lismore and in Dungarvan.

Directions: will be signposted on the day in Lismore. There will be plenty of parking and all sites are within the one property.

A €20 donation on the day is appreciated to cover the expenses of our visiting forestry experts.

The ProSilva Ireland 2011 OVERSEAS TRIP this year will be to LOWER SAXONY, GERMANY in early/mid September, details to be confirmed in next newsletter. Please consider coming on this trip. For many longstanding ProSilva Ireland committee members visiting Lower Saxony previously was a watershed moment in envisioning permanent forestry in Ireland.

Details for this trip will be announced soon.

Our 2nd ProSilva Ireland 2011 Open Forest day will be in October in  Westmeath and in Donadea Forest Park with ProSilva Ireland member Joe Barry. Date to be confirmed.
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