Developing a new collaborative producer group and supply chains towards the mobilisation of timber

The pilot project reported here has been implemented from 2014 to 2017 in Ireland. Its objective was to develop a new wood producer group to develop services and markets to mobilise timber in South and East Ireland and evaluate the measures being implemented: knowledge transfer, integrated harvesting and timber / biomass markets.

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Contact: Alex Kelly, Daragh Little, Aine Ni Dhubain


Institution: WWP, FEL, UCD

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Geographic Contexts: Rural

Domain: Harvest , Functions , Governance , Management , Ownership

Coniferous Destinations: Material use (sawntimber, pulp, panel boards, posts & poles etc) , Energy use

Harwood Destinations: Energy use

Market Destinations: trend is increasing demand from sawmill , trend is increasing demand from pulp and panel board industry , trend is increasing demand from energy plants

Forest Types: Plantations and self-sown exotic forest

Govern Actors: Owners association , Government forest service , Forest-based corporate and industrial actors (and consortia) , Forest Managers / consultants/ agents , Non-government (non profit) organisations , National government , Local government , Small medium forest-based enterprise

Financial Supports: government forest planting support scheme , government forest management support scheme , tax benefits

Manager Types: managed by owner , managed by professional forest manager (service provider)

Owner Types: private

Scale Operations: small scale (10-50 ha) , very small scale (<10 ha)