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.
The Forestry Department is the lead Agency responsible for the island's forest resources. We manage approximately 117,000 hectares of forests in Jamaica.
The Government's lead agency in the protection and conservation of the island's forest resources.
As part of the EU-funded project support to increase productivity and growth in the Forest Sector of Jamaica, the Forestry Department of Jamaica presented the inaugural National Forestry Conference (NFC) on 7th - 8th December 2022.
The venue for the NFC was Jamaica Conference Center, 14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston
The National Tree Planting Initiative to plant three million trees in three years was launched by the Most Honorable Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 4, 2019. The objective of the Initiative is to support national development in the areas of climate change and reforestation efforts to increase forest cover and establish high value urban green spaces for all Jamaicans.
We provide a yearly forest hike called Forest Trek, usually held in March. The forest areas visited vary each year.
Our training facility is located at our Constant Spring Road headquarters, minutes from Half-Way-Tree and Manor Park
Our four nurseries across the island provide seedlings for the Agency's use, as well as for sale to the general public.
You asked and we listened, stop by one of our nurseries and purchase one of our potted plants today.
We rent palms for events including weddings and parties. We have a variety of palms at very competitive prices.
Natural and coloured Pine cones are available for sale during October-December yearly. They are ideal Christmas decorations for the home, offices and special events.
The Agency provides cut natural Christmas trees during the festive season for home and office décor at $800 per foot.
Dendrology is defined as the scientific study of trees, and our Manual of Dendrology is an essential tool for anyone interested in learning more about forest trees.