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If on hearing the word ‘forestry’, you immediately thought, ‘trees’ or ‘greenery’, you would have correctly guessed the core function of Jamaica’s Forestry Department. The Agency is the Government organization responsible for the management and conservation of the country’s forest resources.

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Forestry Department Updates

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Forestry Department Using Ground-Breaking Technology to Grow Tree Seedlings
Side view of the Shade House located at the Forestry Department's Head Office.

The Forestry Department is leading the region in the production of the most diverse assortment of forest species utilizing shade house technology.

Forestry Department Makes Second Largest Lumber Haul

The Forestry Department has increased its level of monitoring and patrolling in the Lucky Valley Forest Estate in St. Andrew with the aim of deterring individuals who may wish...

Environment Minister Calls for More Sustainable use of the Country’s Forest Resources

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill is calling for a more sustainable use of the country’s forest resources. He says Jamaica’s forest...

NTPD 2015 to highlight the Importance of Planting Trees in Urban Centers

For this year’s observance of National Tree Planting Day (NTPD), the Forestry Department is urging persons to plant more trees in urban centers across the island given the high...


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