Woodland Contractor & Sawmiller
Glenealy - Ireland
cell phone: +353-87-6813640
Immediate Past Chair 2016-2019
Croghan Lodge, Woodenbridge
Avoca - Ireland
Liasion for Pro Silva Europe
16 Deerpark Drive
Blessington - Ireland
ProSilva Ireland was founded in June 2000 and has currently a membership of close to 100 members.
Membership is made up of forest owners, foresters and others who wish to practice and learn more about ProSilva close-to-nature forestry practice.
ProSilva Ireland recognises and values the unique history of Irish forestry and its past, current and potential contribution at local, regional and national levels.
Members are convinced of the need in Ireland for a greater range of management skills amongst foresters and forest owners. Pro Silva Ireland is an all-Ireland organisation, embracing membership from both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. References to Ireland refer jointly to both jurisdictions.
The organisation was founded in order to develop and promote ProSilva Principles as an alternative to clear-felling in Irish forestry.
ProSilva Ireland is a recognised member of the European umbrella organisation ProSilva Europe, which was founded in Slovenia in 1989. ProSilva Ireland is a non-profit organisation and is a Registered Charity (Number CHY 16703).
On 22 January 2019 the Irish Minister of State for Forestry announced a new grant scheme dedicated to Continuous Cover Forestry. Read more under NEWS FROM IRELAND.