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…

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.