Frequent question: What percentage of Ireland is covered by private forestry?

Who owns most of the forests in Ireland?

The age structure of the national forest estate differs according to ownership: public and private grant-aided categories have 90.9% of forests aged 30 years or less ; while the Private Other category has 47.7% forests aged 31 years and more (Figure 4).

How much forested land is owned privately?

California has 33 million acres of forest land, one-third of the state’s total land area. Sixty percent of this forest is publicly owned – for example, by the USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service. The remaining 40% is privately owned.

How much is forestry worth in Ireland?

One acre of forest will appreciate in value annually at an average rate of €130 per acre, tax free.

Who is in charge of forestry in Ireland?

Those listed here are those that are most closely associated with the sector. The Forest Service is a Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine that has statutory responsibly for forestry in Ireland and is responsible for setting national forest policy.

Why has forestry increased in Ireland?

This process was accelerated by the 17th century Plantations of Ireland where recently arrived settlers cleared large tracts of land for farming. This fast growth in the population caused towns and villages across Ireland to grow very fast. That required a lot of timber.

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