Windthrown in state forests in the Republic of Ireland.

  • G.J. Gallagher Research Branch, Forest and Wildlife Service, Dublin.
Keywords: Wind damage, gales, weather, climate, thinning, silviculture, windthrow.


"A north west wind, along with the west wind to its south prevails here, and is more frequent and violent than any other. It bends (in the opposite direction) almost all trees in the west that are placed in an elevated position, or uproots them." This is not the acquisition report on a new planting site, but the comment of a visitor to Ireland, the Welsh monk Geraldis Cambrensis, who toured Wicklow in 1183 (O'Meara 1951)...
How to Cite
Gallagher, G. (1974) “Windthrown in state forests in the Republic of Ireland.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 21September2023).
Conference Papers