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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

News and Events

Father and son ordered to replant trees cut on privately owned forests

A father and son were sentenced to replant and maintain just over 900 trees after both men were caught cutting and

CEO & Conservator of Forests receives Order of Distinction

Marilyn Headley, CEO& Conservator of Forests at the Forestry Department was conferred with the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, at the National Honours and Awards...

Jamaicans urged to take care of forests

Honourable Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change has urged Jamaicans to take care of the nation’s forests because it is vital to the...

National Tree Planting Day Message

Trees play a critical role to our existence on earth.  They provide us with numerous products that we utilize in our daily lives, from food to furniture, paper to cosmetics and...


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