Minister Of State Killeen Opens Forestry Conference On Site Classification
Mr. Tony Killeen, T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), this week opened a conference on ‘The Role of Site Classification in Forest Productivity and Management’.
[ClickPress, Thu Jun 05 2008] The Conference, which was organised jointly by COFORD and Teagasc, was held in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Referring to the investment by the State and landowners in forestry, Minister of State Killeen commented, “Making sure that the new forests we are planting in Ireland are well adapted to the sites on which they are established is fundamental to ensuring that all of this investment is good value for money.”
The Kilnaboy T.D. complimented both bodies on the organisation of a comprehensive programme for the conference, which included presentations by a number of eminent scientists in the area of site classification in Ireland and abroad.
The Junior Agriculture Minister added, “This conference provides an insight not only into how site factors impact on forests, but also the ways that forest research, funded at the national level by my Department through COFORD, and carried out by UCD, Teagasc and Coillte, is coming up with practical solutions to address these issues on the ground.”
Minister of State Killeen commented that he looked forward to meeting and working with all of the stakeholders in the forestry sector and concluded by acknowledging the contribution of his predecessor, Ms. Mary Wallace TD, and wished her well with her new portfolio.
Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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