The market for Irish hardwood timbers.

  • Leonard U. Gallagher Forest Products Department, Institute for Industrial Research and Standards, Dublin.
Keywords: Hardwood timbers, timber trade, manufacturing, timber prices, broadleaf forestry, timber imports, broadleaves, hardwood forests, environment, economics, biodiversity, timber processing.


An outline is given of the development of Irish hardwood forests and trade. The current situation concerning imports, exports, production and consumption is presented showing the impact of a low-level resource on the development of an indigenous hardwood industry. Details of British hardwood prices are given for comparison. The prospects of developing an Irish hardwood resource is considered.
How to Cite
Gallagher, L. U. (1987). The market for Irish hardwood timbers. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from