6,000 New Jobs Could Be Created In Forestry Industry In Next Few Years

6 thousand new jobs could be created in the Forestry Industry in the next few years.

New figures show it’s currently in second place to dairy farming for generating potential income, but observers say it needs to double the number of Farm Forests across the country to maximise it’s potential.

Doubling the number of farmers to 46 thousand would help Ireland reach 18 per cent of forestry cover by 2050 and create huge carbon savings.

Forestry Industries Ireland believes we can use timber to ‘grow’ a solution to the housing problem.


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