An examination of the need for Afforestation in Northern Ireland.

K McPhillips, John Taylor, D Lavery

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    Abstract

    Northern Ireland is the least forested country in the European Union withonly 6% forest cover. Despite having one of the most suitable climates for growing conifers, previous afforestation schemes within the regionhave been unsuccessful. The main aim of this research is to examine theneed for further afforestation programmes in Northern Ireland and todetermine the impacts expansion schemes will have on the local community.The work presented describes the current forestry situation in NorthernIreland and discusses the forthcoming independent forest strategy. Italso highlights the region’s potential with regard to its timber production industry and obtainable woodland cover. In this paper the region’s afforestation schemes are examined and the specific reasons for the success andfailures are identified. This research provides recommendations for Northern Ireland Forestry and attempts to aid the region in meeting its global commitment of promoting sustainable development.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Number of pages343
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventEffects of afforestation on ecosystems, landscape and rural development. - Reykholt, Iceland
    Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

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    ConferenceEffects of afforestation on ecosystems, landscape and rural development.
    Period1/01/07 → …

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    forestry
    forestry production
    forest cover
    coniferous tree
    woodland
    European Union
    sustainable development
    industry
    climate
    need

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    McPhillips, K., Taylor, J., & Lavery, D. (2007). An examination of the need for Afforestation in Northern Ireland. In Unknown Host Publication
    McPhillips, K ; Taylor, John ; Lavery, D. / An examination of the need for Afforestation in Northern Ireland. Unknown Host Publication. 2007.
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