Some notes on shelter belts in Irish coastal regions.

  • O.V. Mooney
Keywords: Coastal region shelter belts, Monterey pine, Monterey cypress, Lawson cypress, Austrian pine, shore pine.


The frequency and severity of gale force winds and the average velocity of the wind in Ireland is regarded, as being amongst the highest for any country in Europe and, of course, this factor of wind is most pronounced along our coast lines. The influence of this aspect of climate on tree growth and on the trees we can grow here is critical to the Forester and is a problem that he must study with constant care even though he is not normally concerned with shelter belts as such...
How to Cite
Mooney, O. (1960) “Some notes on shelter belts in Irish coastal regions.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 22July2024).