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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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Man fined $150,000 for breaches of the Forest Act

Mr. Leroy Brown, a resident of a Faiths Pen address in St.

Healthy Trees, Healthy You; Plant a Tree Today


Miss Rainee Oliphant

Acting CEO & Conservator of...

Forestry Department Urges Jamaicans to Plant Trees to Promote Health and Wellness

The Forestry Department is urging every Jamaican to plant at least one tree on October 2, 2020. This call is being made by the Agency in commemoration of National Tree Planting...

Know Your Forest 7 facts about the Healthshire Hills Forest Reserve

1. This forest reserve is commonly known as ‘Hellshire Hills’ but was gazetted on...

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