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National Tree Planting Day is Friday, October 2

Distribution:

The Forestry Department is distributing tree seedlings for tree planting activities. You can get your free seedlings at the following Forestry Department nurseries and locations:

Nurseries:...

National Tree Planting Day is Friday, October 3. The Forestry Department is distributing tree seedlings for tree planting activities. You can get your free seedlings at  the following Forestry Department nurseries and locations:

Nurseries:

  1. Head Office- 173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8
  2. ...

If you use: 

(a)  machinery or equipment to saw or cut logs into planks, boards, slabs or any other form of sawn or cut timber;

OR

(b)  trade in or store locally purchased lumber

You need a licence ​to operate from the Forestry Department

How to get a licence:

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Jamaica Rural Economy & Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) Reforestation Initiative

The project is sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA and the Forestry Department
 
PROJECT START/END DATE: November 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 ...

About the Private Planting Programme

The potential of private landowners to contribute to national reforestation is recognised in the Forest Act, 1996 which mandates the Forestry Department to “promote the development of forests on private lands”.  The relevance of this mandate is supported by a land use assessment carried out by the...

What is Land Declaration:

The Forest Act of 1996 allows private landowners to apply for their forested lands to be declared as either a forest reserve or a forest management area.

Benefits of the Programme

  • your property will contribute to the preservation of Jamaica’s environment
  • remission of...

Community Forestry

What is a Local Forest Management Committee

The Local Forest Management Committee (LFMC) is the institutional body created in watersheds management units to enable the participation of the communities in the co-management of forested areas (specifically those managed by the Forestry Department.

The formation of Local Forest...