Pro Silva Ireland UCD talk on Conversion to Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) in the era of Climate Change by Dr. Pavel Bednar

 Download a PDF of the talk here: Dr Bednar’s talk Pro Silva Ireland hosted public talk in UCD on the 25th April on the building of adaptive forests in the era of climate change. Dr Bednar, a researcher for the Forestry…

The Hollywood Forest Story: an ongoing eco-social art practice for permanent forestry in Ireland and elsewhere

Long-term Pro Silva Ireland committee member and our webmaster Cathy Fitzgerald, was selected as artist of the month by the international network. Pro Silva Ireland’s committee reflects the diversity of folk involved in forestry and woodland  on the island…

Membership of Pro Silva Ireland has been a really enriching experience for me both professionally and personally.  Those of us who founded Pro Silva Ireland back in 2000 did so to explore the alternatives to clearfelling in Ireland.  But we discovered this amazing network of like minded forestry people, as diverse yet connected as the forest itself.

CCF has the potential to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits like no other form of sustainable forestry. The science of CCF is rapidly developing to provide  foresters and woodland owners with the information required for best practice. As a management approach CCF is very hands-on and tangible, and there is great personal fulfilment from working in harmony with nature.

The Pro Silva approach to woodland management offers enormous benefits to biodiversity and wildlife by providing a permanent forest structure in which fauna and flora can thrive over many generations. The awareness of the importance of the protection of our soils, retention of dead wood and of utilising natural processes such as natural regeneration results in a much more holistic approach to how are forests are managed for both timber production, landscape value, carbon sequestration and ecology.