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18 July 2020

Forestry and climate change mitigation: The role of Sitka spruce and how its continued improvement will play a key role in climate change mitigation

Forestry and climate change mitigation: The role of Sitka spruce and how its continued improvement will play a key role in climate change mitigation

Sitka spruce is the predominant species used in Irish forests. The species is extremely well adapted to growing in Irish conditions, it loves the rain. Over 300,000 hectares of Sitka spruce is planted in Ireland all this biomass growing vigorously represents a significant carbon store. Researcher Niall Farrelly and Walsh Scholar Ronan Cashell have more information.