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Teagasc: Conifer Management Event

Preparation and first thinning of Norway spruce
Venue: Convene at Tullamore GAA, O Brien Park (R35 XK35), Arden Road Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Arrive between 10.30am and 12pm

This event will accrue 15 CPD points for Foresters participating on the CPD programme

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Attendees will visit the 2018 RDS Production Forest Award Winner. The event will focus on the preparation and first thinning of Norway spruce within this 50ha forest which was planted in 1999.

Teagasc advisers will discuss all aspects of preparing for thinning; while Dr. Niall Farrelly of Teagasc will outline different methods of thinning Norway spruce and their impact on the development of the crop within an on-site research experiment.

This Norway spruce event will include stops and discussion on:

         ·         Planning for thinning

         ·         Thinning intensities

         ·         Timber quality & production

         ·         Harvesting machinery


For further details contact Liam Kelly, Teagasc Forestry Adviser 087 9090495 or