Information Meeting on Forest Certification.

Press Release 14/04/2017. Information Meeting on Forest Certification. Forest certification programs typically require that forest management practices conform to existing environmental and biodiversity laws. The two largest international forest certification programs are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Chain of Custody certification tracks the certified material through the production process –

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Broadleaf Thinning Event

1st and 2nd thinning of broadleaves. Teagasc Event. Wednesday,25th May, Meet at Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway. Co.Cork Transport will be provided to the site between 11.00 and !.00. Please bring wellingtons. Trade stands at the Parkway F.O.C.S. will be present at this event.

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More good news.

Forestry: An Asset That’s Not Just For Eco-Investors Financial investments in the forestry sector are currently enjoying a high profile. This is not only because of the potential financial returns they can offer, but also increasingly due to the environmental benefits they provide, which are taking the limelight as the number of eco-conscious investors grows. The plight of the Amazon

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Two articles to cheer you this Christmas.

Forestry Investments Continue To Rise On Back Of Global Demand Far from being just an interest for environmentalists, the need to tackle climate change and deforestation has also become a hot topic among investors. Those looking at alternative investment vehicles are increasingly viewing forestry and timberland as a money-making option, with research suggesting that both the value and volume of

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FIELD DAY 2015

There was a great turnout at the first F.O.C.S. Field Day. Plantation owners experienced an interesting and varied day out held at Mr. Gus Murrays plantation in Coolmountain. There were five foresters in the attendance including Traolach Layton, GP Wood. John Desmond,Cygnum.David Hobbs, F.O.C.S.Forester. Con Little, Tipperary and Rory Harrington, Waterford. There was a great variety of tree species on

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F.O.C.S. FIELD DAY.

The first ever F.O.C.S. field day will be held on Wednesday, November 4th at 11a.m. With the kind permission of member Gus Murray to visit his varied and interesting plantations at Coolmountain, Dunmanway, Co.Cork. Gus began planting in 1987 and over 10 years established more than 60 hectares of mixed forest. Gus has a keen interest in his plantations, takes a

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Forest Owners Co Operative Launch

Coop Committee

FOREST OWNERS COOPERATIVE LAUNCH A group established by a number of independent forest owners, in the South of the Country, looks set for major expansion following the announcement of the launch of the Forest Owners Co-op at an event to be held in Macroom on Friday 9th May. The group was formed in 2006 with the assistance of Teagasc in

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