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Forestry is not just about growing trees - it is the art, science, and practice of managing woodland, forests and plantations. The sector employs people to not only  grow the forests but to also look after and manage them.

The forest industry comprising, growing, harvesting and processing of forest products makes a significant and growing contribution to the Irish economy.

From propagators and horticulturalists, to forestry workers and managers, to haulage workers, log buyers, and sawmill managers, there is a wide range of occupations associated with the forestry sector. 

Not all forestry jobs are outdoors including accountants and engineers - there are also many associated research and development roles. Career pathways in forestry can be seen from the wood supply chain:

These jobs can be found with state bodies such as Coillte, Teagasc and smaller private companies who own woodland areas or produce timber.

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Forestry Careers Ireland
Forestry Careers Ireland

Occupations in Forestry
(sorted by Job Zone)

Forest Worker

Works in a forest helping the Forest Officer with the maintenance of the forest.

Forest Manager/Forester

In charge of the management, maintenance and planting of forest plantations.

Tree Surgeon/Arborist

Works in the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. They examine trees to assess their condition before determining appropriate action.

Timber Technologist

Work may involve importing, processing, saw milling and treating wood or the manufacture of wood products and woodworking machinery, and may also act as managers within the timber industry.