Forestry group claims growth is being thwarted by regulations

first_img Forestry group claims growth is being thwarted by regulations RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook By News Highland – April 1, 2011 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest The government is being urged to lift restrictions on the planting of private forests, with the Donegal Woodland Owners Society seeking an urgent meeting with the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.Chairperson John Jackson says the level of afforestation in Donegal in recent years has crashed from over 6000 acres planted in 1995 to under 500 acres per year, but now, he claims, vast areas of land in Donegal, with proven high growth rates have been barred from afforestation on very dubious grounds.John Jackson says jobs can be created by doubling Ireland’s forestry cover, but the state must act now……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/jjack1pm.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Previous articleAnother year on year increase in Donegal’s Live Register figureNext articleOld Letterkenny Garda Station number no longer valid News Highland Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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