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Ireland's National Forest Inventory

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleIreland's National Forest Inventory
CreatorDept of Agriculture and Food
DescriptionThe National Forestry Inventory (NFI) was undertaken by the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture and Food (Republic of Ireland) to address the lack of information on the composition of Irish forests, in relation to species, timber volumes and biodiversity. The Inventory is the first purely statistical approach to forest inventory undertaken in Ireland to provide an assessment of growing stock volume in both public and private national forest estates. It involved a detailed nationwide field survey of the forest estate, which began in November 2004 and was completed in 2006. The full results of the first NFI were published in 2007. The report provides a detailed account of the forest area, forest composition, forest structure, growing stock, deadwood, carbon stock, forest health and vitality, non-tree vegetation and lichens, and other site conditions. The results of the NFI confirm that the total forest area in Ireland now stands at 10% of the total land area of which 57% is in public ownership and 43% in private ownership. Almost two-thirds of national forest estate is less than 20-years-old.
Keywordsnational forest inventories; NFIs; forest resources; forest area; forest area; forest composition; forest structure; growing stock; deadwood; carbon stock; forest health; ground vegetation; lichens; site conditions
TypeCountry data, Datasets, Statistics, Publications
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 Published: March 11 2008 | Last updated: November 23 2016