ProSilva Tree Marker Training 2020

Please note this course is now fully booked. There is a waitlist – please email Ted Wilson to add your name at

Pro Silva Ireland is delighted to announce new 2020 dates for training on early transformation to CCF in Sitka spruce plantations. The course is now well established and has received strong positive feedback from previous participants. This is currently the only training course related to Sitka spruce plantation transformation in Ireland.

Dates:   Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 September 2020 (2 days)

Venue:  Community Hall and Private Forest at Kilteel, Co. Kildare

The course involves indoor and outdoor sessions over two days, with practical tree marking exercises in a specially prepared forest area (called a marteloscope). Participants will receive feedback on tree marking and will learn the difference between conventional early thinning in clearfell forestry versus tree selection for CCF management. The course is designed for foresters and “hands-on” forest owners who are taking their first steps in CCF management.

Ted Wilson, Silviculturist
Ted Wilson, Forester, Silviculturist, researcher (Photo: Sheena Wilson)

Ted Wilson is a silviculturist with wide international experience as a forester, researcher and lecturer. His primary focus is silvicultural science and the management of continuous cover forests. Ted is currently Teagasc Walsh Scholar in Silviculture, a PhD candidate in UCD and researcher on the Teagasc/UCD TranSSFor Project: transformation of Sitka spruce stands to Continuous Cover Forestry in Ireland.

The course is limited to 12 participants and the cost will be €240 for Pro Silva Ireland members or €300 for non-members (who will be offered free membership of Pro Silva Ireland if they register for the course).

The course will be worth 45 SIF CPD Points.

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