Irish native woodlands: their present condition.

  • T. McEvoy
Keywords: Natural woodland, clearances, survey, Killarney woods.


The history of our natural woodland has received the attention of several authors, of whom Forbes, Henry, Falkiner and Hore are most notable. These have dealt with the extent and location of the ancient woodland area and with the historical references to clearances and utilisation for charcoal-making, stave-making, ship building, etc. So far no general description of their composition, ecology and sylviculture as gleaned from their scattered remnants' has been published. Praeger has touched on the floristic as opposed to the ecological aspect. The intensive study of the Killarney woods by Turner and Watt is by far the most important contribution, but is a gem that needs to be fitted into the setting of a more comprehensive but less detailed survey...
How to Cite
McEvoy, T. (1944) “Irish native woodlands: their present condition.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 14July2024).