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Forestry

Forestry is the study of forests as a natural resource. Sustainable management of forests is important as trees and forests improve our lives, make the air we breathe, clean the water we drink, absorb carbon dioxide that limits global warming and provide wildlife habitat and public amenities, hosting a wide range of recreation. A forester’s role is to ensure that our forests continue to supply these environmental and social benefits, while also producing wood, a sustainable and renewable material used in construction, furniture, joinery, paper, energy and bio-refining of chemicals. Forests make up 11% of the Irish landscape, and the forest sector contributes €2 billion each year to the economy and employs 12,000 people.

If you wish to specialise in this subject area then you should consider the following programmes:

WIT celebrates 20 years of Forestry courses
30 May, 2018

WIT celebrates 20 years of Forestry courses

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Kevin’s biggest career decision was to return to WIT to study Forestry
27 April, 2018

Kevin’s biggest career decision was to return to WIT to study Forestry

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Stacey Bradley’s college lecturers opened her eyes to opportunities
23 April, 2018

Stacey Bradley’s college lecturers opened her eyes to opportunities

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Mark Clery took a chance and turned out to really enjoy forestry
17 April, 2018

Mark Clery took a chance and turned out to really enjoy forestry

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Enda Coates’ love for forestry came from visiting the woods as a child
12 April, 2018

Enda Coates’ love for forestry came from visiting the woods as a child

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In Joe Codd’s line of work no day is the same as the last
09 April, 2018

In Joe Codd’s line of work no day is the same as the last

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Linda got her job by meeting an employer at the WIT careers day
06 April, 2018

Linda got her job by meeting an employer at the WIT careers day

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Emily got a job offer after a mock interview as part of her course
03 April, 2018

Emily got a job offer after a mock interview as part of her course

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Mature student Eóin runs his own business after returning to college
28 March, 2018

Mature student Eóin runs his own business after returning to college

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Jamie left his bank job to study Forestry as a mature student
21 March, 2018

Jamie left his bank job to study Forestry as a mature student

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Foresty inspector Luke can only name positive things about his job
13 March, 2018

Foresty inspector Luke can only name positive things about his job

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Forest management planner Claire always thinks in opportunities
06 March, 2018

Forest management planner Claire always thinks in opportunities

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Forestry graduate enjoys flexible job where every week is different
28 February, 2018

Forestry graduate enjoys flexible job where every week is different

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Tony enjoys the ideal balance between working in and outdoors
21 February, 2018

Tony enjoys the ideal balance between working in and outdoors

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John left timber processing for a new challenge in harvesting
14 February, 2018

John left timber processing for a new challenge in harvesting

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Forest technician Colm Lyons follows in his father’s footsteps
06 February, 2018

Forest technician Colm Lyons follows in his father’s footsteps

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Adrienne Booth’s most valued award is his Science in Forestry diploma
31 January, 2018

Adrienne Booth’s most valued award is his Science in Forestry diploma

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Forest manager Niall went from student life to a managing position
27 January, 2018

Forest manager Niall went from student life to a managing position

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Barry took on a function as forester very quickly after graduating
22 January, 2018

Barry took on a function as forester very quickly after graduating

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Traveling abroad helped forester Peter to choose his career path
15 January, 2018

Traveling abroad helped forester Peter to choose his career path

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Forest inspector Robert Windle is not afraid of new challenges
09 January, 2018

Forest inspector Robert Windle is not afraid of new challenges

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