ITGA plans a number of events annually.
We have a range of field events planned for 2021. Preliminary details are listed below. Some events, originally planned for Spring and early Summer 2021, had to be scrapped or postponed due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
Field days in 2021 will include a number of ITGA-IForUT themed woodland walks to the 2019 RDS-FS Forestry Award winning Clonad Woodlands.
- Friday 23rd July 2021: ITGA-IForUT Woodland Certification & Ecology Walk in Clonad Woodlands, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Registration will be required to facilitate social distancing and contact tracing. This event will be eligible for 30 CPD points administered by SIF. (ITGA members have been circulated by post with itinerary and registration details.)
- Tuesday 10th August 2021: Closing date applications for RDS 2021/22 Irish Forestry and Woodland Awards.
- Sunday 29th August 2021: Closing date submissions for PEFC Irish Forest Certification Standard 3rd Edition stakeholder consultation.
- Saturday 18th September 2021: ITGA-IForUT Forest Food Walk and Wild Food Foraging in Clonad Woodlands, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Registration will be required to facilitate social distancing and contact tracing. This event will be eligible for 30 CPD points administered by SIF. (ITGA members have been circulated by post with itinerary and registration details.)
- Friday 1st October 2021: ITGA field day in association with Western Forestry Co-op to the North West. Registration will be required. (Details to Follow)
- Thursday 14th October 2021: National Forestry Conference Webinar 9.00AM - 1.30PM
Topic: 'The right trees in the right places for the right reasons', for more information, see www.forestry.ie/nfc
- Friday 22nd October 2021: ITGA field day to Justin Good and Anne and Patrick O'Reilly's woodlands incorporating woodland beekeeping, CCF and woodland management. Registration will be required. (Details to Follow)
- Monday 1st November 2021: Deadline for Submissions on Revision of Tree Sales Agreement.
- Following the success of the 2020 FORESTRY.IE INSIGHTS Webinar Series, this series is continuing in November 2021. For further details, see below.
2021 Webinar Series
ITGA in conjunction with FORESTRY.IE and with the support of the Irish Farmers Journal, hosted a series of webinars this November.
Duration of each webinar was approx. 1½ hours.
This Webinar initiative received funding approval from DAFM under the Woodland Support Projects 2021/2022
November 2021 Dates and Webinar Themes:
- Thursday 4th November 2021 - 'Forest Pest Risk Management'
- Thursday 11th November 2021 - 'Woodland Recreation – Health & Wellbeing Benefits'
- Thursday 18th November 2021 - 'Forest Food – Innovative Farming Solutions'
- Thursday 25th November 2021 - 'Forest Certification – Requirements & Solutions'
All Webinars are Free of Charge, but Registriation is required. For more information on the webinars, line up of speakers and registration, see https://www.forestry.ie/insights
Further webinars are planned for Spring and Autumn 2022. A list of planned dates and themes will be announced soon.
Event Planner 2021
Wider 2021 Forestry Events
Dates and venues listed in the above Event Planner in the 2021 ITGA Forestry & Timber Yearbook may be subject to change.
Other Forestry Events
FORESTRY.IE - Forestry Events Calendar
Society of Irish Foresters' events
CPD programme for Forestry Professionals Upcoming events
Teagasc Forestry events