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Woodland to Workshop project

THE North East Forestry Group (NEFG) was delighted to announce the launch of its 2021-2022 Woodland to Workshop project recently at the Trim Adventure Centre. This Adventure Centre was built using only locally grown timber.

The North East Forestry Group (NEFG) represents private forest owners in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan. It currently has over 90 members.

This project will, hopefully, link local craft timber users and local schools with NEFG members, with the aim of developing local markets for timber from the woodlands of group members.

The group members will participate in various training modules such as tree selection, sawmilling timber, drying timber and timber beam building construction.

The NEFG has commissioned educators from Scotland and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Letterfrack, along with Teagasc Forestry advisers to provide their expertise in these fields. Locally grown timber will also be provided to four secondary schools for use within their woodworking classes.

This link with the next generation of timber users is seen as a vital component of the project.

The members will also visit several projects using locally grown timber under construction and some which have already been completed.

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