Awarding of F.S.C. Certificates.

Twelve members of Forest Owners Co-operative Society received F.S.C. certificates for their woodlands at a function in the Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire attended by Minister of State for Forestry, Andrew Doyle T.D. This followed a pilot project in which F.O.C.S. and North Eastern Forestry Group based in Dundalk were chosen to participate in the scheme. Each member had to complete

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Information Evening on Certification.

An Information Evening on Forest Certification for Private Owners. Hosted by Forest Owners Co-operative Society Venue- Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom, Co.Cork. at 8.00 pm, Thursday May 11th. Speakers include – Karl Coggins (Assistant Principal, Forest Service) John  Casey (Forestry Advisor, Teagasc) Conor McSweeney (GP Wood) Eugene Curran (Forest Service, West Cork) Michael Greaney (Certification Pilot Project Participant) All Forest Owners

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Teagasc Forest Walks.

Tuesday 26th  April, 7 p.m. Car Park Rossmore, Clonakilty. 4yr old Agro-Forestry & 8yr old Conifer sites. (John Casey.) Wednesday 27th April, 7 p.m. Kerry Die Products, Grenagh, Fossa, Killarney. (main Killorglin road, signposted.) Early & Ongoing Broadleaf Management. (Tom Houlihan.) Thursday 28th April, 7p.m. Lissgriffen National School. Newly Planted & 1yr old Conifer sites. (John Casey)    

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Teagasc Thinning Event

Tuesday 20th October, in Kilbrin, Kanturk, Co. Cork. Meeting at Community Sport & Social Club, Kilbrin. Arrive between 11am-12.30pm at meeting point. This event will take approx. 2.5 hours Outdoor event bring raingear For further information www.teagasc.ie/forestry or contact John Casey 087/2242283. F.O.C.S. will have an information stand at this event.  

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I.C.O.S. Seminar.

Details of I.C.O.S. Seminar attended by William Melville (secretary)on 23rd March 2015. Forestry Co-operatives are the Way to Go Forestry Co-operatives are the Way to Go Potential for renewable biomass energy projects outlined at ICOS seminar Swedish and Danish experts encourage co-operative forestry initiatives Monday 23rd March 2015 – Co-operatives and Producer Organisations can make a major contribution to, and

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