Organized by Pro Silva Ireland Team (2023): Liam Byrne, Padraig O'Tuama, Jonathan Spazzi, Olive Leavy
The Annual Meeting will have its homebase in the four-star luxury Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club, Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, A63 DC95, Ireland.
The registration fee for this event is €490 and includes accommodation for 4 nights (13th-16th June). Please note this fee is per person sharing and an additional fee (full room rates) will be charged for single occupancy.
Please contact prosilva2023ire(at)gmail.com for further details.
Registration fee is to be paid to:
Account name: Pro Silva Ireland
Please ensure your name and organization is included on the bank transfer.
Please also complete the registration form to confirm your booking
Registration closing date is Friday 14th April 2023.
Pro Silva Ireland is delighted to invite you to the Pro Silva Annual Meeting and AGM from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th June, in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
The meeting will share Ireland’s story in transforming our forests from even-aged monocultures to more diverse, multifunctional forests. It will focus on the progress made in Ireland in delivering resilient forests that are economically sustainable and benefit people, the environment and climate, as well as some of the specific challenges we face in Ireland in introducing and implementing close to nature management practices.
The programme starts on Wednesday 14th morning with registration and official Annual Meeting of Pro Silva. In the afternoon follows a trip Wicklow Mountains National Park with Theme - History and culture of forestry in Ireland, also including short tour of Glendalough monastic site, visit to a native woodland and native woodland afforestation sites, Irish Forest policy at landscape level. The day ends in an Irish pub in the mountains.
On Thursday 15th a visit to Ballycullen Forest will present the TranSSfor project with theme - Research and education and presentation of 12 years of research on the transformation of young Sitka spruce plantations. In the afternoon a walking tour of Cloragh Forest is planned with theme: practice and training - sharing the experience of 18 years of transforming mixed-age stands, highlighting multifunctional aspects of forestry including timber production and training. The evening closes with a celebration dinner with a forest theme at the hotel with music and entertainment.
On Friday 16th June the meeting closes with a visit to Knockrath Forest with the theme: practice and the environment - Timber production, presentation of AFI data, river catchment management. This will be followed by an In-forest panel discussion on national and international CCF policy. In the afternoon the excursion leads to Dublin mountains Coillte Nature with theme – forest and people: The experience of Coillte (semi-state forestry body) in transforming plantations to permanent irregular forests adjacent to Dublin City for the provision of environmental and recreational benefits. The evening closes again with Irish pub experience an evening dinner and more Irish hospitality.
The meeting principles will be
draft programme, 27th Februray 2023 - final programme due May 2023