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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

National Tree Planting Day Message

Trees play a critical role to our existence on earth.

National Tree Planting Day Message: Secure our Future, Plant a tree today

On this the 12th observance of National Tree Planting Day, the interest and participation in the activity has been especially strong. Since distribution commenced two weeks ago...

Distribution underway for National Tree Planting Day 2014

The distribution of seedlings to mark this year's observance of National Tree Planting Day (NTPD) has commenced at all Forestry Department nurseries and select offices across...

Forestry Department launches regulations for sawmills

Persons who operate sawmills or trade in or store locally produced lumber will now be required to be licenced by the Forestry Department. This requirement was announced at the...


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