The irish nursery trade.

  • James Galvin Ireland and Great Britain
Keywords: Stream, seedlings, transplants.


It has been suggested that some notes on the Irish nursery trade might be of interest to the readers of this Journal. Unfortunately, as the private planting of forest trees in commercial quantities is only practical for administrators of extensive tracts of land who are not worried by rapidly changing conditions, the heyday of forest tree nurseries coincided in Ireland and Great Britain with the spacious days of the landed aristocrat between the middle of the eighteenth and the latter part of the nineteenth centuries. The decay of their estates due to changes in social legislation and, additionally in Ireland, due to the Great Famine and to the land division legislation, militated against the survival of the numerous small nurseries scattered through the country...
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Galvin, J. (1947). The irish nursery trade. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from