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NATIONAL FORESTRY CONFERENCE 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) designated 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The theme of this year’s annual forestry conference  is compatible with the IYPH objective  to  raise awareness on plant health protection which can “reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development”.

Ireland  has heavily  invested in the forestry and forest products sector and as a result we have a valuable forest resource and a viable  forest industry but there are many biotic and abiotic threats to our forests. The introduction of diseases and insect pests such as the great spruce bark beetle have the potential to destroy the livelihoods of forest owners with commercial forests and the Irish timber processing sector which depend on a healthy  home grown timber  resource. The threat of insect and fungal damage to Ireland’s trees and forests….

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Wood Awards Ireland 2020 (WAI)

Information for Wood Awards Ireland Entrants

Wood Awards Ireland 2020 (WAI) are open to Registered Architects, engineers, designers, woodworkers and other practitioners throughout Ireland who incorporate wood as the inherent medium in submitted projects.

Supported by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), WAI 2020 is also open to Irish practitioners based overseas. WAI is part funded by the Forest Sector Development Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Coillte and Enterprise Ireland. RIAI and the Society of Irish Foresters provide administration and promotional support. Awards ceremony on 12 November 2020 at a Dublin venue to be announced, subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Eligible projects must be completed during the period 1 August 2016 and 30 June 2020 and….

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THIRD LEVEL STUDENT WOOD AWARD

Information for Wood Awards Ireland – Third Level Students

Wood Awards Ireland 2020 (WAI) are open to Registered Architects, engineers, designers, woodworkers and other practitioners throughout Ireland who incorporate wood as the inherent medium in submitted projects. Supported by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), WAI 2020 is also open to Irish practitioners based overseas. WAI is part funded by the Forest Sector Development Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Coillte and Enterprise Ireland. RIAI and the Society of Irish Foresters provide administration and promotional support. Awards ceremony on 12 November 2020 at a Dublin venue to be announced, subject to Covid-19 guidelines. Awards are designed by Michael Warren,  Ireland’s leading sculptor and honorary member RIAI.

Eligible projects must be completed during the period 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2020 and construction projects must be in compliance with the Building Regulations…..

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