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Andrew Doyle T.D. Launches COFORD Publication - Broadleaf Forestry in Ireland

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D, today launched a COFORD publication Broadleaf Forestry in Ireland at Avondale, Co Wicklow. The book is written by Juergen Huss, Padraic Joyce, Richard MacCarthy and John Fennessy.

Minister Doyle said he was “delighted to be here today in Avondale, the home of Irish forestry, to launch the book Broadleaf Forestry in Ireland. I’m sure this fine publication will be avidly read and enjoyed by foresters.

The importance of broadleaves in the afforestation programme has been confirmed in the forest policy review, Forests, products and people, and in the Forestry Programme 2014-2020, which provides higher grant and premium rates in order to incentivise the planting of broadleaf forest.

“Broadleaves now account for over one-quarter of the forest estate and also comprise one-third of current afforestation.  It is clear the increase in the planting of broadleaves is as a result of the afforestation schemes funded by my Department” said Minister Doyle

Concluding, the Minister said “I congratulate all of the authors and those who have devoted so much time and effort in bringing this landmark publication across the line. I am delighted to be associated with this new publication which I’m sure will contribute to the achievement of a sustainable high quality hardwood timber resource for current and future generations”.

Note for Editors

Broadleaf Forestry in Ireland  written by Juergen Huss, Padraic Joyce, Richard MacCarthy and John Fennessy. The book is available on request from Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine – orla.cashen@agriculture.gov.ie - at €55 including post and package.

To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 147A/2016 (pdf 366Kb) 

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Launch of the COFORD publication Broadleaf Forestry in Ireland at Avondale House, Wicklow: Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D with Ciara Joyce granddaughter of Padraig Joyce launch the book with authors John Fennessy, Richard MacCarthy and Juergen Huss and Barbara and Ronan Joyce in front of the Spanish Chestnut planted by Samuel Hayes just in front of Avondale House. 

Added 28.10.16

Launch of the COFORD publication Broadleaf Forestry in Ireland at Avondale House, Wicklow: Authors John Fennessy, Richard MacCarthy and Juergen Huss in front of the Spanish Chestnut planted by Samuel Hayes just in front of Avondale House with Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D.  and Ciara and Ronan Joyce and Barbara Joyce.

Date Released: 28 October 2016

Distribution channels: Agriculture, Farming & Forestry