About Us

The Society of Irish Foresters is an all-island organisation which was founded in September 1942.   Its main aims are to spread knowledge of forestry and to improve professional standards in the Irish forestry industry.  To that end the Society publishes an annual scientific journal and a twice yearly newsletter, organises four field days, two public lectures, conferences and an international study tour each year.

The Society regularly makes submissions to government on policy initiatives which are likely to impact on the forestry industry and it is represented on several interdepartmental working parties.  Our Continuous Professional Development (CDP) programme provides an opportunity for members to engage in the lifelong acquisition of knowledge and skills.

The Society currently has almost 700 members, most of whom are professional foresters who work across the whole spectrum of Ireland’s forest industry.  There are five categories of membership: Technical, Retired Technical, Associate, Student and Honorary.