Tree farming in Ireland: Potential and prospects.

  • Frank J. Convery School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706.
Keywords: Tree farming, drumlin soils, Gundelach plan, Leitrim, flushed soils, gley soils, land use, silviculture, marginal land, afforestation.


The potential for using the drumlin soils in Ireland for commercial tree growing has been a recurring theme in Irish forestry circles for more than a decade. There are a number of reasons for this interest. These soils are remarkably productive for tree growth, and productivity estimates, based on actual per acre output from both state and private forests, are now available.
How to Cite
Convery, F. J. (1981) “Tree farming in Ireland: Potential and prospects.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 6December2023).