- 26 September 2012
Left: At the launch were Minis-ter of State Shane McEn-tee, TD, John Fennessy (Future Trees Trust) and the Northern Ireland Min-ister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ms Michelle O’Neill, MLA
Shane McEntee TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has welcomed an initiative to further develop and improve the quality and productivity of future broadleaf forests in Ireland and Britain. To-gether with Ms Michelle O’Neill MLA, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Develop-ment, Northern Ireland, he formally launched the Future Trees Trust which is now a registered charity in both the UK and Ireland. The Trust incorporates the work of the British and Irish Hardwoods Improvement Programme which has been active for several years in selecting the best broadleaf trees to provide the next generation of forests. It has brought together many of Britain and Ireland's foremost experts in broadleaf tree improvement as well as practitioners from the forest sector.
Source: HortiTrends News Room