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Pro Silva Ireland
Close-to-Nature permanent forest management
All Ireland Policy
Our policy prioritises the need for long-term, permanent mixed species forestry that is both ecologically and economically sustainable.
Tree Marker Training 2020
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.
History of Pro Silva Forestry
Pro Silva Ireland endorses the Close-to-Nature continuous cover professional forest management systems of Pro Silva Europe, that have been practised in European countries since the mid 20th century.
Pro Silva Ireland Member Study Tours to Europe
Pro Silva Ireland Members can join study tours to Europe where CCF forestry is more established: Slovenia, Austria, Germany, France, Britain, and many other countries.
Our Pro Silva Ireland aims
Strategies & Actions:
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Pro Silva Ireland Statements of Account
News | Events
Pro Silva Ireland: Diary of upcoming events for 2020
Pro Silva Ireland: Diary of upcoming events for 2019
Pro Silva Ireland Annual Forest Days
What people are saying
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How can one practice close to nature forestry in Ireland?
The Role of Mixed Woods in Irish Silviculture By T. Clear, B.Agr.Sc.
Transformation thinning in Close-to-Nature – Continuous Cover Forestry
Intervention costs money! by Robert Scott
Constraints to Continuous Cover Forestry in Ireland by Morgan Roche, co-founder Pro Silva Ireland
ProSilva: quality management in our forests
Answering the concerns of an environmentalist by Morgan Roche
What is a natural oak forest?
Plantation Establishment and Protection:
Pests and Protection:
Pro Silva Ireland 2000 -2020: a member of Pro Silva International