Windblow PictureFollowing the recent storm events and in particular, the windblow event of 12th February 2014, Minister Tom Hayes established a Windblow Taskforce.  This Taskforce is chaired by Minister Hayes and includes IFFPA, Coillte, IFA, ITGA and the Forest Service, DAFM.

The aim of the group is to assess the damage nationally and to quickly identify the various issues that have arisen and that will arise as a result of the severe windblow, and to agree on a course of actions to deal with these issues.

Registered forest service providers have received a guidance document produced by the Taskforce that may assist owners and foresters in dealing with the windblown forests damaged during recent storms.

Gerry Cassidy

Assistant Principal

Forestry Division

Guidance for Forest Owners with Windblow