Sadly, in recent years this potential has been undermined by a lack of vision and leadership in the Forest Service.
A key step in addressing this leadership vacuum would be the establishment of an FDA with the powers to make changes to enable the sector to meet its potential.
* low embodied carbon
* Carbon sequestration/storage
* Substitution where wood grown in Irish forests can substitute more carbon-intensive building materials, while at the same time supporting local employment in the forestry supply chain
Ash Dieback issue hasn’t gone away Brendan!
Minister @McConalogue recently confirmed that only 178 ash dieback applications had been approved out of 543 applications for the help received. 1/5
To conclude our previous posts -
The licencing system designed by the forest service remains dysfunctional and cannot provide enough afforestation licences to meet Government targets.
Changes are required within the forest service as this is simply not working! @pippa_hackett
Senator Hackett, please explain such a difference, and why farmer forest owners are losing out so much?
Can you please explain why farmer forest owners are being victimised, and will this trend continue in March? 2/2
Senator @pippa_hackett, how do you expect forest owners to thin early when they cannot get a licence to thin from your Department?
Senator – Time for action rather than self-promoting photo shoots.
but in real terms, farmers need a license to harvest and sell timber and Senator Hackett is doing nothing to resolve this licensing scandal.
Senator, please do something other than attend photo opportunities. 2/2
“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”
Minister @pippa_hackett has made sure her department, has issued enough licences to Coillte, but did not even consider the requirements of the private sector, mainly farmers.
Laurel and Hardy would be embarrassed.
To the Climate Change advisory council chairperson Ms Donnelly we state, this is the hole you are referring to in afforestation, the people that created this hole are not able to stop digging 3/3
Starting this February SEEFA will clearly show you…
And the who?
Why are we not recovering?
Are the people responsible for the industries crash, really part of the solution or the barrier to it? 4/4