The case for insignis Pine in Irish forestry.

  • Gerald Scully
Keywords: Region, New Zealand, climate, soil conditions, growth, planting.


While nobody will deny that tree planting must be a permanent function and duty of the State in most countries to-day, there is, nevertheless, an increasingly evident tendency to regard forestry, particularly on the better sites, as another form of investment enterprise taking its place amongst so many others in their contending claims upon the capital available for national development. It is essentially a question of reconciling these contending claims in the best national interest and one of the ways which the forestry technician can best serve this interest is by the close study of comparative financial returns from the planting of the various species. One species whose potential value does not yet seem to be fully appreciated in this country is the insignis pine (Pinus radiata)...
How to Cite
Scully, G. (1957) “The case for insignis Pine in Irish forestry.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 28June2022).