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Easy ways to reduce the emission of fine dust from existing stoves and boilers when burning firewood

11 November 2021

  

Use of rapid moisture meters to estimate firewood moisture content

11 November 2021

Splitting firewood by hand

11 November 2021

Review of worldwide standards for solid biofuels, revised April 2021

11 November 2021

Forests and wood products, and their importance in climate change mitigation. A Series of COFORD Statements

12 November 2021

Model Contract Woodfuel 2021

11 November 2021

Model Contract Woodfuel 2021 (pdf 5,034Kb)  

All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2021-2040

15 July 2021

External Timber Cladding - Guidance on Materials, Specification, Detailing and Design

19 April 2021

New COFORD Connect Note: Wood Based Panels – OSB

08 March 2021

COFORD Council Working Groups Provide Suggested areas for Inclusion in DAFM Call for Research Proposals

01 February 2021

COFORD Report - Development and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources 2020-2030

22 December 2020

A new COFORD publication, Sustainable Development and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources 2020-2030, prepared by members of the COFORD Forest Genetic Resources Working Group, addresses key challenges, including climate change, and how forest genetic resources can be mobilised to increase the adaptive capacity of our forests. The strategy also includes recommendations on how to ensure the sustainable supply and use of seeds and other reproductive material, and steps required for the genetic conservation of tree species. The report outlines the roles of those agencies and organisations involved in forest genetic resources and the importance of coordination and implementation.

New COFORD Connect notes available

16 April 2018

Breeding for Tolerance to Ash Dieback Disease

16 June 2020

The common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is one of our most important native tree species. It is now under threat from Ash Dieback disease, caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. The disease is now fully established and has been identified in all counties in Ireland. Fortunately, a proportion of ash trees show natural tolerance to the disease and this tolerance is heritable. In this COFORD Connect Note, the Forest Genetic Resources Working Group of the COFORD Council provide background information on the disease, its impact in Ireland thus far, and a strategy for generating sources of tolerant ash seeds and plants, and for mobilising this material for field planting. 
 
 

New COFORD Connect Note – Timber Grading

06 May 2020

New COFORD Connect Note – Timber Grading

New COFORD Connect Note – Timber Sizes – Solid Timber for Structural Use

06 May 2020

New COFORD Connect Note – Timber Sizes – Solid Timber for Structural Use

Minister Creed announces new research grant awards an investment of €20 million in agri-food research and innovation

19 December 2019

Wood Energy Software available online

19 December 2019

Woodenergy.ie aims to promote the use of wood biomass from sustainably managed forests as a  renewable, climate friendly energy source. It is a dedicated information service based on national and international R&D findings, standards and business practice. 

Establishment of Working Groups

26 November 2019

Establishment of Working Groups

Woodflow and forest-based biomass energy use on the island of Ireland (2018)

26 November 2019

Minister Doyle presented with a series of COFORD Council publications

12 December 2018

LULUCF Regulation 2018/841/EU - Ireland's Forest Reference Level and National Accounting Plan

19 December 2018

Woodflow and forest-based biomass energy use on the island of Ireland (2017)

14 December 2018

The Structural Use of Timber - Handbook for Eurocode 5: Part 1-1.

13 April 2018

Growing the Irish Forest Bioeconomy

18 September 2017

Woodflow and forest-based biomass energy use on the island of Ireland (2016)

01 December 2017

Wood Price Quarterly (WPQ) - Private Average Roundwood Prices Received by Private Growers

28 November 2017

Open letter from Director Marc Palahí, of the European Forest Institute. Forestry combating climate change: an inconvenient truth?

29 September 2017

COFORD Council Activities Report 2016

04 September 2017

Heat-treatment of Sitka spruce, Japanese larch and lodgepole pine panelling

31 July 2017

Timber in Multi-storey Construction

31 July 2017

Meeting of ISO TC238 Solid Biofuels in Dublin 28 May-June 2017

29 June 2017

Assessment and update of species and related trials on industrial cutaway peatlands with a view to afforestation.

14 June 2017

Kevin Black, Gerry McNally, Michael Carey and Michael Keane.
 
We reviewed current recommendations for afforestation of industrial cutaway peatlands based on a re-assessment of the performance of species across a range of previously established experimental trials, demonstration areas and Bord Na Mona (BNM) land managed by Coillte since the mid 1980’s.

New Wood Processing and Product Development COFORD Connect available

11 May 2017

A new Wood Processing and Product Development COFORD Connect is available. An overview of roundwood harvest and forest products markets in the UNECE region in 2015-2017. 

New Wood Technology Ireland Connect Notes

11 April 2017

New Wood Technology Ireland Connect Notes

CLIMADAPT a web-based decision support system (DSS)

18 May 2017

CLIMADAPT a web-based decision support system (DSS) based on Ecological Site Classification (ESC) developed specifically for Irish Forestry.

Updated information on LULUCF

05 April 2017

Updated information on LULUCF actions to limit or reduce emissions and maintain or increase removals from activities defined under Decision 529/2013/EU