Green Wave: Lucky 13! Ireland Grants More Afforestation Licences

"Department of Agriculture Grants 13 New Afforestation Licences, Bringing Total to 16 in 2024"

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that 13 licences for afforestation were issued in the second week of 2024, according to the department’s Forestry Dashboard. This brings the total number of afforestation licences for the year so far to 16. In addition, 18 licences were issued for forest road construction, 29 for private felling, and 30 for felling of Coillte forestry in the second week of the year. Combined with the first week, the total figures for afforestation, forest road construction, and felling licences are 25, 40, and 45 respectively. Out of the 59 felling licences issued this month, 7 were for thinning and 52 were for clear felling. It is worth noting that the number of afforestation and roads licences issued this month has already surpassed the total for January of last year, while the number of felling licences issued this month is approximately one third of the total for January 2023. It is important to mention that no licences with input from ecologists have been issued yet in January, and the targeted amount of such licences to be issued each month is around 220, excluding Coillte felling licences.

Matt Lyons

Matt Lyons

Matt Lyons is the founder of Forestry & Carbon. Matt has over 25 years as a forestry consultant and is invoilved in numerous carbon credit offset projects.

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