Ireland has one of the lowest levels of forest cover in Europe at just 11 percent, yet it has one of the highest rates of plantation forestry across the bloc. In terms of carbon footprint, forestry is one of the essential tools in determining the fight against climate change. Ireland's Greenhouse … [Read more...] about Irish Forestry and Carbon – Everything you need to know
Farm forestry is the practice of growing trees on an otherwise farmland to produce products such as pulp for straws, timber, tannin and using them for building materials such as shelter for livestock. For Ireland, farm forestry counts as one of the essential elements of forest resources. In the … [Read more...] about Forestry and its Environmental Benefits
Our world has made the transition into healthier alternatives. One such example is the desire to cut back on harmful pesticides that are used as a form of weed control. As our country (and the world itself) moves toward more sustainability, the rise in Shropshire sheep has become more … [Read more...] about All About Shropshire Sheep in Ireland
With roots (see what I did there) in Northern Europe, Christmas trees have been synonymous with traditional holiday festivities for as long as we can remember. And our beautiful country is no exception. Irish tree producers have been growing a variety of Christmas trees, all of which we will be … [Read more...] about Types Of Christmas Trees Grown In Ireland
The Christmas season is almost upon us and here, at Cork Christmas Tree Farm, we’ve been busy harvesting the trees that will soon adorn your home for your holiday celebrations. If you’ve ever visited a Christmas tree farm before, you know firsthand how pretty everything is displayed. … [Read more...] about Harvesting Christmas Trees – What’s Involved?