The COFORD Council for Forest Research and Development is a representative body from the Forest Sector in Ireland. The Council advises the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine on research and developmental issues. The Council has convened groups in the following areas:
Forest Management Planning
The Groups will report over the course of 2013 - 2014.
Forest Sector Development Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine provides the secretariat for the Council and carries out work in forest policy, climate change, wood products and fuels, and forest statistics.
The COFORD research programme is the responsibility of the Research, Food and CODEX Co-ordination Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Publications and reports
Woodflow and forest-based biomass energy use on the island of Ireland (2012) - revised September 2013 (pdf 816Kb) Gordon Knaggs and Eoin O’Driscoll
This COFORD Connects Note provides the 2012 woodflows for the Republic of Ireland and for the island of Ireland, together with an analysis of the use of forest based biomass for energy production. It is largely based on national wood harvest and forest product trade data, compiled on behalf of the Department of Agriculture,
Food and the Marine.
A Guide to the Valuation of Commercial Forest Plantations
Authors: Henry Phillips, Daragh Little, Tom McDonald and John Phelan
Events and Presentations
6th November 2013 A future with broadleaved trees - A strategy for the Improvement of broadleaved trees in Britain and Ireland 2013-2025 (pdf 1,211Kb)
Minister of State for Forestry, Tom Hayes TD launched a Future Strategy for Broadleaves at the Botanic Gardens in Dublin. The strategy has been drafted by the Future Trees Trust, a UK/Ireland collaborative body, which includes the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Teagasc. The overall aim of the strategy is to establish improved broadleaved trees as an integral part of British and Irish woodlands, which will in the long-term contribute to more productive forests with improved wood quality
3rd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PLANTED FORESTS 16th - 21st MAY 2013
The Dublin Workshop associated with the 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests was held in Dublin Castle and Wicklow on the 16th, 17th and 18th May 2013.
For those who want copies of the presentations please follow the link to EFIATLANTIC here.