Programme of Measures - Forestry - 2009

Date published: 14 December 2009

The fundamental importance of forests is now recognised globally in appreciation of their capacity to provide many social, economic and environmental benefits. Forest and woodland cover now accounts for just over 6% of Northern Ireland’s land area, up from about 1% in 1920. The 6% woodland cover is still the lowest of any European country with the exception of Iceland.

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