The Old Man of the Woods: a carving of Lord Kilbracken in the woods at Killegar House, Co Leitrim.
Planting trees often conjures up romantic notions of bluebell filled wonderlands under the canopy of old graceful oaks and beeches. But this insightful article in the National Geographic explains how poorly planned forestry planting programmes can do more harm than good. With specific reference to the fires in North America...
Afforestation Plummets to Thirty Year Low and Is Set to Fall Further.... As published on TheJournal.ie AT THE RATE that new forests were planted in 2017, it will take 100 years to achieve the government’s target of 18% forestry cover – a far cry from the stated ambition of achieving it by 2046. 2017 marked … Continue reading Government Target in Tatters as Afforestation Plummets to Thirty Year Low
Forestry in the Firing Line As reported on The Journal there's positive news for the Forestry Industry as the Government's Midterm Review increases planting incentives, but not everyone shares the enthusiasm for trees. The community activists behind the Save Leitrim Campaign are highlighting the negative aspects of forestry expansion with protests and lobbying activity. They … Continue reading Forestry in the Firing Line