Trevor Knipe of Ballymartin

Grandfather inspired by woodland is in training to run Dublin Marathon

A 67-YEAR-old landowner from Co Armagh is preparing to run his first ever marathon this year after being inspired by a woodland which was planted on his land three years ago. Trevor Knipe, of Ballymartrim Wood, planted over five hectares of native Irish trees, which he has since opened up to the public for walking and fundraising events. Mr Knipe, …

Woodland consultant calls for landowners to submit Forest Expansion Scheme applications

A WOODLAND consultant who celebrated planting her one millionth tree in Northern Ireland last year is welcoming news from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) that the Forest Expansion Scheme is expected to go ahead next year in spite of the looming uncertainty of Brexit. Woodland consultant Carolyn Trimble says she is delighted the Department¬† confirmed this …

Landowners can get grants to plant trees in Northern Ireland

GOSFORD Forest Park in Armagh is yet again hosting the Rare Breed Show and Carolyn will be there to meet people who are applying to get grants to plant trees through the Forestry Expansion Scheme. Just to recap – the scheme allows people with five hectares or more to apply for a government grant for a new woodland to be …