Extraction of conifer seed at Avondale, Co. Wicklow.

  • A.J. Hanahoe
Keywords: Kiln, shaking, storage, seed, costs.


In most countries today the aftermath of war with its consequent depletion of timber supplies has resulted in increased afforestation schemes. As in the case of other crops this brings the question of seed procurement much into the limelight. Unlike numerous other countries Ireland is not in a position to obtain all its seed requirements from home sources. The purpose of this article is, therefore, to explain in some detail what is being done to supplement imported supplies of conifer tree seed. The writer wishes to express his gratitude to Mr. O'Beirne for some practical hints on the collection and storage of cones and to Mr. W.J.Breslin for his yield figures over a period of years...
How to Cite
Hanahoe, A. (1948) “Extraction of conifer seed at Avondale, Co. Wicklow.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/8623 (Accessed: 29May2024).