Forestry - a personal view.

  • T. Clear Professor of Forestry, Agriculture Building, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4.
Keywords: Forestry policy, forestry education, silviculture, management tables, European forestry, tree farming, forest history, silviculture.


I confess Mr. Chairman, that when you invited me to address this meeting I was at a loss to know what to talk about. Your members present here include those who are now in the forefront of modern silviculture, research and inventory and who regularly participate in international consultations on every aspect of world forestry. It was suggested by you that forestry in Ireland was at a cross-roads and that it might be worthwhile to have a look at some of the major issues in forestry today or directions along which forestry might move in the future. I felt that it would be pretentious to take up that aspect and I was happy to have the title suggested in your letter, "Forestry - A Personal View".
How to Cite
Clear, T. (1980) “Forestry - a personal view.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 25March2023).
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