Your question: Is spruce native to Ireland?

Are there spruce trees in Ireland?

Sitka spruce became the species of choice in Irish timber forests, and today this crop supports a significant industry. Most (but not all) of the forests in the Dublin Mountains were planted with timber in mind, so it’ll be no surprise to learn that, overall, 57% of them is Sitka spruce (see Fig.

Is Norway spruce native to Ireland?

Norway spruce is Ireland’s third most common conifer after Sitka spruce and lodgepole pine, covering a total area of over 25,770 hectares or almost 4% of the forest area (NFI 2017). It is thought to have been introduced to Ireland during the 1500s.

What evergreen trees are native to Ireland?

Ireland has just 3 native conifers ~ all very different. The ancient Yew, shrubby Juniper with berries for gin and Scots Pine with its textured reddish brown bark.

What trees are not native to Ireland?

Non-Native Trees

  • BeechBeech.
  • SycamoreSycamore.
  • Horse ChestnutHorse Chestnut.
  • Douglas FirDouglas Fir.

Why is Sitka spruce bad?

Sitka spruce plantations, hectare upon hectare of them, now cover what was once nature-rich farmland. Dense blocks of these non-native coniferous trees smother the landscape, driving out wonderful and endangered wildlife such as hen harriers and curlews, birds that could be extinct in Ireland within the decade.

Is honeysuckle native to Ireland?

This is a native plant belonging to the family Caprifoliaceae. I first identified the Honeysuckle in Glenmalure, Co Wicklow in 1952 and photographed it near Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford in 1999. ‘ Woodbine ..

Information on Honeysuckle.

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Common Name: Honeysuckle
Distribution: View Map (Courtesy of the BSBI)