DangerSignIn addition to the two manuals that were developed as part of the pilot project, a range of resource materials is available online.

arrow Forest Service Guidelines

Forest Service Guidelines should be adhered to for any forestry operation and can be found on the  Forest Service, DAFM website 

See Forest Service Environmental Information & Guidelines

Forest Service regularly updates Registered Foresters and Contractors with additional information on forestry schemes, see Forest Service Scheme Circulars

Forestry Standards Manual (2015)

Code of Best Practice, Ireland

arrow Forestry Act, 2014

The Forestry Act, 2014 came into force 24th May 2017, for more information, 
see Circular 08 - 2017 Commencement Forestry Act, 2014

see also 'Forestry and the Law' on the Department website

and 'Forestry Act 2014' on the Teagasc website

arrow Thinning and Felling Practices 

A good source of information in this regard is http://www.forestry.ie/information-links/thinning-felling-information

See also New Tree Felling Requirements Information Note, 09/06/2017

arrow Health & Safety Guidelines

Health & Safety Guidelines can be found on the Health & Safely Authority (HSA) Website, for example:

arrow Site Safety Guides

Information on Site Safety Guides can be found on the FISA Website

A comprehensive list is also appended to Doc.05 Group Member Training

Health and Safety Authority - Irish Forestry Safety Guides (IFSG)  A suite of Safety Guides modified for Irish use by kind permission of FISA, including:

arrow Plant Health, Habitats & Biodiversity

A good source of information in this regard is www.forestry.ie

See http://www.forestry.ie/information-links/pests-diseases
and http://www.forestry.ie/information-links/invasive-species

See also invasivespeciesireland.com 
and the National Biodiversity Data Centre  (www.biodiversityireland.ie

For Habitat classification, see A Guide to Habitats in Ireland - by Julie A. Fossitt

arrow High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF)

Sources to assist in the identification of HCVF:

Protected sites in Ireland:

arrowChemical Control


arrowTimber Transport

arrowOther Useful Information Links: