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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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Minister Chang Urges Jamaicans to Plant Trees and Protect Forests
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), planting a  a Blue Mahoe seedling, Jamaica's national tree, at the Seaward Primary and Junior High School in observance of National Tree Planting Day 2016 . He's assisted by sudents of the institution. Looking on is CEO & Conservator of Forests, Miss Marilyn Headley.

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Honourable Dr.

Forestry Department Wins Best Decorated Public Office Award

The Forestry Department wiped out its competitors to win the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Spirit of Independence Competition for the Best Decorated Office...

Man fined $200,000 for illegally cutting trees in a Forest Reserve

A man has been ordered to pay fines and complete community service after he pled guilty to illegally cutting trees in a protected area and using a chainsaw in a protected area...

JMMB Adopts Over 2 Hectares of Land to Establish Forest Cover

The Forestry Department has partnered with the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group for the establishment of forest cover in the Silent Hill Forest Estate in Manchester....


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