Reforest'Action and its partner Sylva Nova invite you to participate in the restoration of a forest victim of a disease in Ireland!
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: 13,350
- Plantation area: 5 hectares
- Species planted: oak, hazelnut, birch, alder, mountain ash, hawthorn, scots pine, wild apple tree
- Project type: restoration and diversification after an illness
- Planting season: Winter 2021-2022
The origin of the project
County Sligo, in the northwest of Ireland, is characterised by green hills and so-called 'magic forests', including some heritage sites. These forests are predominantly deciduous and are home to a vast array of biodiversity. They are crossed by numerous forestry roads attractive for local tourism. The forest concerned by the project, devastated by ash blight, requires reforestation.
The project operates in an environmentally and archaeologically sensitive area, which implies specific requirements. To meet these standards, a diverse mix of native hardwoods is being introduced to strenghten the stand. Due to the density of deer in the area, fences are also installed around the plantation area.
In the long term, this fortified stand will allow the development of micro-habitats for biodiversity and will contribute effectively to the fight against climate change thanks to the carbon stored by the trees.