Some of the events planned for 2016 will include –
(1) Chainsaw safety and use
(2) Accessing & Measuring your Spruce plantation, where when and how to cut brash paths
(3) 1st & 2nd Thinning of Spruce, a farmers story ,total income from planting to clear fell
(4) Fire prevention and Replanting following Wind blow
(5) Other events will be added later
The following are events planned for the following year (2014/2015).
Sept 11th 2014 (Thursday) 11am,
Demonstration on conifer thinning on a peaty site. Also storm damage analysis, Venue Ballyhahill (Damian Ryans) (West Limerick) Directions: Signposted from Glin, Ballyhahill and Athea
Sept 12th 2014 (Friday) 11am,
Broadleaves management and mushroom and truffles side ventures. Award winning site. Venue Kilcornan (John O’Connells) (near Adare) Directions: Meet at Kilcornan Church
Sept 16th 2014 (Tuesday) 11am,
Collection of Broadleaves – birch in particular. Presenting timber for market, Venue Coolbawn (Mike Sterling) (North Tipp) Directions: Meet at Killibarron Church
Sept 15th 2014 (Monday) 11am,
Demonstration on first thinning of Norway spruce and second thinning of Sitka spruce. A harvester will be working on site at the time. Discussion will take place around optimum thinning practise.
In the afternoon a demonstration by TreeMetrics of their laser based timber measurement equipment will take place. This is designed to give an accurate prediction of timber dimensions and categories and allows for constant monitoring of the harvesting operation and output. Sandwiches will be available after this event. Venue Curraghafoil (Ml Ryans) (near Doon) Directions: Meet at Cross Bar pub at Kilcommon Cross on Limerick Thurles Road
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be available at all venues. Bring suitable rain gear
4th October 11AM
Killenaule Site: Conifer,
A study trip will take place to Glennons Sawmill, to view the types of trees required and also to view the sawmilling process.
19th November 2014
"Biomass Boiler Visit"
Early January 2015
Cluster meetings will take place, on dates to be confirmed by text , at;