Management of broadleaved woodland in Britain.

  • Julian Evans
Keywords: Broadleaved management, Britain's landscape, hardwood.


On my last visit to Dublin in October 1985 I was privileged to listen to the internationally esteemed statesman, Mr. Sean MacBride, urging that Ireland should "increase substantially the plantation targets for afforestation". He lamented the fact that "we have never fulfilled the plantation target of 10,000 ha per year" (MacBride, 1985). It is encouraging to hear that now not only is there a groundswell of opinion to see more trees planted but that the case for broadleaves is being seriously argued. Britain has gone through a similar reappraisal and today in the mid-1980s the interests and policies in the limelight are very different from those of a decade ago...
How to Cite
Evans, J. (1987). Management of broadleaved woodland in Britain. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from