Forest Carbon Tool
As Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, today I launched Teagasc’s new Forest Carbon Tool. This online tool is a user-friendly way for existing and potential forest owners to calculate how much carbon can be removed in woodlands and highlights the important role of harvested wood products. The tool was developed with the support of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and developed by Teagasc with specialist input from FERs Ltd.
The forest carbon tool is an excellent initiative that highlights the importance of forests and the positive impact they make in sequestering and storing carbon. This is an extremely user-friendly and free tool for new and existing forest owners and forestry professionals alike and will help them to predict the potential environmental benefits if they’re considering creating new woodlands. It is extremely versatile and can factor in livestock use on farms in agroforestry systems to modelling conifers and broadleaves on different land types and soils.
You can read the full press release on gov.ie or access the tool at the links above.