An Cumann Foraoiseoirí na hÉireann

....promoting professional standards in Irish forestry

About The Society of Irish Foresters

The Society was founded in 1942 to lead and represent the forestry profession, which meets, in a sustainable manner society’s needs from Irish forests, through excellence in forestry practice.

The Society of Irish Foresters represents the interests of more than 700 members, representing a wide cross section of people involved, or with an interest in,  forestry and the timber industry.

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Join The Society of Irish Foresters

The Society always welcomes new members. Membership is open to both professional foresters and individuals interested supporting the aims and objectives of the Society.  To be considered for membership download, complete and submit the application form.

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Irish Forestry

Irish Forestry is a peer-reviewed journal publishing forestry research articles. It also covers all aspects of practice, history, policy, culture and related areas of forestry interest in Ireland.

Irish Forestry has been published continuously by the Society of Irish Foresters since 1943. It is Ireland’s only academic and technical publication on forestry. Full text articles (1943 onwards) are available free of charge as PDF files for all but the most recent three volumes.

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Guidelines for Authors-2016

  • Promoting


    The Society of Irish Foresters is committed to sustainable development of the Irish Forestry industry especially with regards the continued development of rural areas. We are dedicated to the provision of renewable resources, the protection of local and global environment the integrity of global carbon and hydrological cycles and the conservation of biological diversity

  • Networking


    Society events provide ideal opportunities for members to network with others involved or interested in forestry. Conferences, field days and study tours provide venues where like minded people can meet to share experiences and knowledge, make friends and develop new business ideas.

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  • Publishing


    The Society of Irish Foresters publishes the Irish Forestry Journal, a newsletter, policy papers, occasional books and the website Forestry Focus.

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  • Advocating


    The Society is actively involved in contributing to Irish forest policy development through policy position papers, responding to public consultations and participation in various committees.

  • Educating


    ‘To advance and spread the knowledge of forestry in all its aspects’ has been the Society’s main objective since its foundation. The Society's ForestryFocus website gives and insight into the many and various aspects of this diverse sector.



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  • Forestry Focus

    Forestry Focus gives an introduction to Ireland’s trees, forests and woodlands. Covering all aspects of forestry it gives the reader an easy to understand overview of the Irish forestry sector, while at the same time, providing access to more detailed information on topics such as trees species, growing forests, wood processing and the public goods and services that our forests provide.

    Forestry Focus