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Forestry & Energy Section at Tullamore Show 2011

   03 Aug 2011

Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department welcomes you to the Forest & Energy Section at the Tullamore Show.

Forestry and Energy Section at the 2011 Tullamore Show

It’s ‘all systems go’ for the Tullamore Show on Sunday 14 August where the Forestry and Energy Section will be one of the major attractions. It will showcase all facets of Ireland’s rapidly developing farm forestry and renewable energy sectors. With hi-tech machines, live demonstrations and an array of indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Forestry and Energy section is not to be missed in Tullamore.

The Tullamore Show is Ireland’s largest agricultural one day event. With its new location on an all-weather site, the show will provide a spectacular country living showcase with over 360 trade stands and displays. The Forestry and Energy Section, with its wide range of attractions for all the family, has proven a major success in previous shows. Teagasc, in conjunction with the Forest Service invite all to share in this experience on August 14th.

The Forestry and Energy Section will contain a live demonstration and display area. Regular demonstrations of modern wood processing technology will take place such as timber harvesters, timber extraction machines, wood chippers and firewood processors. The use of wood as a fuel has created opportunities to improve our environment and reduce heating costs. Renewable energy exhibits will showcase a range of engineered technologies in the supply and use of wood fuel and other energy sectors.

As the private forest industry grows and develops it is providing an ever increasing role in the provision of sustainable agriculture in our rural economy. The opportunities provided by a farm forestry enterprise to enhance family farm income particularly through new afforestation, forestry thinning and wood energy will be highlighted at the Tullamore Show. All farmers and landowners that are considering forestry or are at the thinning stage will find comprehensive practical and financial advice available from Teagasc, Forest Service and other forestry organisations. Now is the time to get all the information on thinning and harvesting as timber prices are at historically high prices.

A visit to the Forestry and Energy Section in Tullamore will provide an excellent opportunity to meet key players from the forestry sector. With all aspects of the forest industry covered in the Forest & Energy Section at the Tullamore Show 2011, this is an opportunity not to be missed to avail of free, comprehensive and up to date information on forestry and wood energy – our growing sustainable natural resource.

For further information please contact Liam Kelly, Teagasc Forestry Development Officer (087 – 9090495) or visit www.teagasc.ie/forestry