Trees: From Seed to Sawdust - Episode 5: A Wood Chip Perspective
This programme is recorded at the Irish Wood Producer's Wood Chip Depot in New Ross and explores the role of wood chip from an environmental and economic perspective.
This programme series 'Trees: From Seed to Sawdust' looks at the value of trees, not just from an economic perspective but also in relation to their ability to store carbon. This is becoming more and more important as we try to reduce the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere and prevent further global warming.
In this programme Monica Hayes meets the Irish Wood Producers at their wood chip depot in New Ross. The Irish Wood Producers are a not-for-profit company which supports farmers who plant trees by providing training and forestry services to them. In this programme we meet Alex Kelly, manager, Nicholas Sweetman, Director and Nicholas Roberts, Wood Chip Depot Manager and explore with them the role of money and the environment in their wood chip business. The programme also features Will Gabbett, a Kilkenny forester and member of the Irish Wood Producers group.