The New Owners of Small Private Forests in Ireland

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Abstract:

Private forestry has expanded rapidly in Ireland during the past two decades. Much of the increase in planting is by first-time nonindustrial private forest owners. Little is known about these new investors in forestry and even less about the kind of management being undertaken in the new private plantations. A study examines how Irish owners manage their forests and what sources of forestry information they prefer. One finding: the majority rely on management companies for afforestation yet intend to carry out operations themselves once the management contract expires. Most of these forest owners have no tradition, experience, or knowledge of woodland management.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, Forestry Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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