New PDF release: A History of Irish Forestry

By Eoin Neeson

ISBN-10: 0946640718

ISBN-13: 9780946640713

This finished research, with a foreword by way of Lord Killanin, seems at Irish forestry from the migration of the 1st wooden species a few 10,000 years in the past to the current day. half One, The historic heritage, examines the primeval woodland and early settlers, woodlands, land identify and tenure less than the Celts, codified with Brehon legislation; Norman woodland legislation imposed within the early medieval interval; the Tudor conquest and plantations; and the improvement of property and 'scientific' forestry in the course of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. It additionally considers the political size of Irish forestry, and socio-economic elements akin to land starvation and agrarian reform. half , Forestry in sleek eire, chronicles the 20 th century, starting with the Irish Forestry Committee of 1907. within the fight for independence, replenishing the country's forestry inventory was once put excessive at the record of nationwide goals. country afforestation schemes laid foundations steadily outfitted upon in the course of the mid-century because the options and position of forestry have been debated, rules outlined and planting programmes instituted. With Coillte tested in 1989 and EC-aided enlargement plans for the Nineties, deepest and country pursuits converge in an enormous nationwide firm. The husbanding of Ireland's common assets and its documentation at the moment are a part of a broader environmental information. Forests are of inestimable value. they supply and safeguard. They maintain the biosphere, keep an eye on weather, nurture variety, serve activity, and yield wooden: a commodity which contributes greater than the other to society, as gasoline, as commercial trees and - within the kind of paper - they key medium of civilization. A historical past of Irish Forestry might be of curiosity to all occupied with Ireland's previous, and future.

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