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Call for Submissions on Forestry Programme 2014 - 2020



'Forest owners counting cost of storm as clean-up continues'
by Alison Healy
(Irish Times, 11 March 2014)

'Storm Darwin blew down up to 7.5 million trees, task force finds'
by Alison Healy
(Irish Times, 5 March 2014)

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Welcome to the Irish Timber Growers Association

The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) was formed in 1977 to support the development and expansion of private sector forestry in Ireland and to represent and inform woodland owners.
It is now the recognised national representative body of private woodland owners in Ireland. The Association is particularly concerned that private plantations achieve their maximum potential by the implementation of good forest management practises throughout their rotation.

Pictured at field day to Derryhoo woodlands

Photograph taken at our ITGA Autumn field day to Justin Good's Derryhoo woodlands and Anne & Paddy O'Reilly's, Legaland woodlands. Both of our hosts on the day were past RDS/Forest Service Farm Forestry Award winners. ITGA would like to extend our sincere thanks to our hosts Justin Good and Anne & Paddy O'Reilly for putting together such an excellent field day.

25th Edition of ITGA Yearbook
Out Now

2014 ITGA Forestry Yearbook

The 2014 ITGA Forestry & Timber Yearbook now available

Pictured at recent fieldday to Larch Hill

Participants at ITGA field day to
Larch Hill, Co. Kildare

Date for your Diary:

ITGA AGM takes place:
Friday 9th May 2014

Membership Benefits
          Membership Form Membership Form  

Membership Benefits:
• Representation
• Information
  Association Newsletters
Industry Yearbook/Directory
Private Roundwood Prices
Field days
 Forest Research Information
Many Other Benefits....

ITGA Publications
ITGA Publications

Annual Yearbook

ITGA Publications


The 2014 ITGA Forestry & Timber Yearbook is now available for purchase Online

Timber Sales Dispatch System

Model Timber Sales Dispatch System for Private Timber Growers

Available for downloading     208Kb

A project undertaken by the Irish Timber Growers Association to facilitate the active management of woodlands, through encouraging thinning of plantations by providing a model system for timber sales dispatch from forests for use by private sector growers

Funded by the Forest Service
of the Department of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food under the
National Development Plan 2007-2013

ITGA Docket Books available from ITGA Secretariat

A5 size 4-part timber sale dockets for use with the Model Timber Sales System now available from ITGA Secretariat. (25 dockets per book) Price € 11.50 (incl. VAT) + P&P

Other Documents for Downloading...

Met Eireann Website   Met Éireann Fire Weather Index

Available February - October

For the most recent 5 day Fire Weather Index click on the following Links:

Condition Orange (High Fire Risk) (April 2014)
Forest Service recently issued a Condition Orange (High Fire Risk) Fire Warning which will remain in place until further notice.

 Fire Weather Index - Last 5 Days

 Fire Weather Index - 5 Days ahead

  Conference Proceedings Irish Forestry & BioEnergy Show, Stradbally, May 2013

Eanna Ni Lamhna at Forestry 2013
Eanna Ni Lamhna talking to a captivated audience in ITGA Yearbook Conference Centre in Stradbally, May 2013

  Conference Proceedings Irish Forestry & BioEnergy Show, Birr, May 2011

Forestry Bill 2013 Draft Forestry Bill 2013

To view ITGA submission on the above Bill, see link below:

ITGA submission on Forestry Bill 2013

ITGA Submission on Forestry Taxation October 2012ITGA Submission on Forestry Taxation - October 2012

Letter to Minister for Finance - October 2012ITGA Letter to Minister for Finance - October 2012

Other ITGA submissions can be found on the Downloads page

What it says in the Media

Links to articles on forestry related subjects in the Irish Media.

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Irish Timber Growers Association, 17 Castle Street, Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland.
P + 353 1 2350520 - F + 353 1 2350416 - E