Irish timber and the sawn wood trade.

  • L.U. Gallagher Institute for Industrial Research and Standards, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9.
Keywords: Timber trade, timber consumption, imports, timber supply, sawlog supply, sawmilling, wood processing capacity, machine stress grading, visual grading, timber processing.


The status of Irish timber is outlined in the context of the world and European trade. The small size of the industry means that changes of supply can have a considerable effect on production. The present sawlog supply is given in relation to quantity and method of obtaining it. The requirements of the market and some indications of the size and competitiveness of the homegrown sawn timber industry are presented, concluding with a brief comment on its future.
How to Cite
Gallagher, L. (1978). Irish timber and the sawn wood trade. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from
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