The ITGA Template Tree Sales Agreement for the sale of Standing Timber was part funded by Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in 2014, to facilitate the sale of timber in thinnings and fellings from private forests in Ireland.
In 2017 the Forest Service commenced circulating this Template Tree Sales Agreement with felling licences in order to promote best practice amongst growers in harvesting and timber sales.
Furthermore, the Template Tree Sales Agreement meets with forest certification requirements and was adopted as one of the template documents for use in the 'Services to Develop a Group Certification Template for Private Forest Owners - A Pilot Project', which was completed in May 2018.
It was also adopted by DAFM as a mandatory topic to be included in the Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group (KTG) Programme.
Following Funding from DAFM under the recent Woodland Support Projects 2021/2022, a revision of the Template Tree Sales Agreement is currently being undertaken.
ITGA are consulting and seeking comments and suggestions on the updating and revision of the Tree Sales Agreement from members and the sector.
The ITGA Timber Sales Dispatch System is widely used in the industry and addresses issues relating to the standardised removal and accounting for timber movements from the forest to the sawmill or other end users.
This Timber Sales Dispatch System was also adopted by DAFM as a mandatory topic to be included in the forestry KTG Programme.
A complete step by step guide to the requirements and implementation of thinning systems in Ireland.
To deal with windblown timber it is important that timber growers are aware of the various steps to take in assessing and planning the harvest of this timber. This Guidance was drafted after Storm Darwin, but is relevant following any windblow.