The Oceanic forest.

  • Denis Grattan Moore
Keywords: Thinning practise, Oceanic forest, rotation period, windthrow, Sitka spruce, selection thinning, Picea sitchensis.


On the 16th September 1961 Hurricane Debbie struck Ireland, and its tail ploughed into Argyll and the Western Isles the following night. In Ireland sixteen people were killed and much of the productive forest over 40 feet in height went down. At my own home in County Tyrone it was impossible to get out by road until we had been released by explosives and chainsaws...
How to Cite
Grattan Moore, D. (1976) “The Oceanic forest.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 21June2024).
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