Where the trees are
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.