• John Redmond


At the end of the 19th century, the area of forest cover in Ireland was estimated to be approximately 69,000 ha, or circa 1 % of the national land area. During the first 75 years of the 20th century, forestry in Ireland was almost exclusively the responsibility of the State, and by 1985 forest cover had increased to approximately 420,000 ha.


Forest Owner National Forest Inventory Field Data Collection Permanent Sample Plot Forest Estate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AgricultureFood and the MarineCo. WexfordIreland

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