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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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Over 2000 trees planted for Earth Day 2016

The Forestry Department has partnered with several organizations across the island to plant more than 2000 trees in observance of Earth Day 2016 on

Forestry Department moves to new Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

The Forestry Department is an Agency of the newly formed Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC). This Ministry is charged with drafting the blueprint to drive...

Forestry Department Makes Second Largest Lumber Haul

The Forestry Department has seized 855 pieces of Blue Mahoe lumber valued at more than $600,000 in the Fergis Ramsay Forest Reserve in St. Ann, making it the Agency’s second...

Forestry Department Using Ground-Breaking Technology to Grow Tree Seedlings

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

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