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 art.earth network. Pro Silva Ireland’s committee reflects the diversity of folk involved in forestry and woodland  on the island…

Pro Silva Ireland Spring 2019 Open Forest Day: Early stage transformation to continuous cover forestry in farm forest conifer plantations, Ballycullen Farm Woodland, Co. Wicklow Sat. 27 April

An informative day to learn about the early stages of transformation to Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) in farm forest conifer plantations with a leading Irish forester | researcher | educator, Ted Wilson and international forestry expert, Pavel Bednar, from Pro…

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.

Continuous Cover Forestry seemed like a ‘no-brainer’, and it was always our plan for our forest site, even before we knew there was a term for it. Having grown up on a farm it’s clear to me that working in harmony with nature is always the correct choice. Ecosystems evolve as they do for a reason and it’s so important to respect them!