Afforestation of peat-lands in Northern Ireland.

  • K.F. Parkin
Keywords: Acres, bog, drainage, planting, treatment, moorland, species.


A target of 150,000 acres of forest by the end of the present century has been set by the Government of Northern Ireland, and up to the present, the progress of afforestation towards this target is most encouraging, there being 43,000 acres under forest, about 30,000 acres of government owned land awaiting planting and the annual planting programme has now been geared to 3,000 acres. In addition to the government programme, approximately 600 acres are planted each year by other public bodies, farmers and private landowners...
How to Cite
Parkin, K. (1957) “Afforestation of peat-lands in Northern Ireland.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 23July2024).