The unreliability of tree growth in site assessment.

  • Malachy Sharkey
Keywords: Species, soil, root development, vegetation, quality.


One of the most exacting essentials in reafforestation is the assessment of sites and soils as a necessary preliminary to selection of species. The choice of species has an effect which extends far beyond the early stages of the new crop and whether it is correct or not may often not be clear until the stand is well advanced, by which time mistakes cannot be rectified without drastic treatment and heavy expenditure...
How to Cite
Sharkey, M. (1948) “The unreliability of tree growth in site assessment.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 15August2022).