The conventional approach to management of forests in Ireland typically involves the clearfelling of the final crop when it has reached maturity, followed by replanting and the recommencement of the forest rotation.

Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), often called “Close to Nature Forestry” provides us with an alternative approach to forest management whereby forests are managed to retain constant cover and woodland condition by removing the timber in stages and avoiding clearfelling.  Periodic removal of timber provides the owner with a constant income stream, the timber being essentially the interest on the forest capital.  This management approach has the potential to address multi-purpose management objectives such as conservation of biodiversity, sustainable forest management, environmental protection, long-term adaptation to climate change and protection of the ‘Natural Capital’ built up in the forest.

Please contact us if you have any queries on CCF

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We employed Forestry Services to deal with our wind farm tree felling and replanting issues. We were very pleased with the outcome and the way they went about their business. They took ownership of the issues involved and the experience that they brought to bear in terms of finding suitable forestry locations and in their dealings with the Forestry service allowed that portion of the project to progress in a smoothly and in a timely manner. I would have no issue in recommending Forestry Services and intend to use them again in the future.

Dave McNamara

Director Seahound Wind Developments, Co. Clare