Where the trees are

Irish Examiner - Farming - - FARM FINANCE -

Wick­low is Ire­land’s most af­forested county, with 17.7% taken up by trees, com­pared to 10.5% of the to­tal land area of Ire­land un­der for­est. Fig­ures from the Na­tional For­est In­ven­tory con­firm Leitrim is No 2 for forests, with 16.7% of its area af­forested.

Next come Clare (16.4%); Laois (14.7%); Water­ford (14.4%). Other Mun­ster coun­ties have 11.2% af­foresta­tion in Cork, Kerry, and Tip­per­ary, and 9.8% in Lim­er­ick.

Louth is by far the least af­forested county, at only 2.9%. bring-cen­tres will from €15 to €5 per half tonne bag this year, fol­low­ing the Gov­ern­ment amend­ing the Farm Plas­tics Reg­u­la­tions to in­clude net­ting and twine pro­duc­ers, with ef­fect from last Oc­to­ber. This means that net­ting and twine pro­duc­ers must ei­ther par­tic­i­pate in an ap­proved re­cy­cling scheme such as the IFFPG scheme, or op­er­ate a de­posit and re­fund scheme. world record set at the Mount Mel­larary Com­mu­nity Silage week­end, which col­lected €14,000 for the Alzheimer So­ci­ety.

Any­one in­ter­ested in do­nat­ing cat­tle is asked to con­tact Cashel Mart at (062)62500.

Af­foresta­tion in Ire­land ranges from 17.7% in Wick­low to only 2.9% in Louth.

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