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15-05-2019, 21:42   #16
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Originally Posted by Guy:Incognito View Post
Plant loads of them at sea, like wind farms.
God no, the coastal areas of Ireland are the rich tourist and commercial hubs. The midlands are the wastelands that could do with reforestation.

Same with Australia, the coast is developed...the midlands is an desert.
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15-05-2019, 21:42   #17
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Originally Posted by Harry Palmr View Post
Mature trees often die when moved due to loss of roots.

Monocrop evergreens should be banned and the land they sit on rehabilitated then replanted with native species.
Enlighten me, monocrop/monoculture? Planting one type of tree? Planting the wrong type of tree? Both?
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15-05-2019, 21:43   #18
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Yeah, heaps of trees.
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Why is happening in Leitrim is a disgrace with immense swathes of the county gone into spruce it’s a dead zone, the botanical equivalent of a nuclear bomb.
Witnessed this myself recently in Leitrim. I was genuinely shocked at the destruction and post apocalyptic vibe of the landscape.
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Very interesting thread. Thank you.
So yes, let's plant more of the right-type of tree. Lots of them.
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Yep, plant billions of trees, create a lot more national parks to protect them, use any marginal or unproductive farmland lying around.

NZ is on a plant a billion trees mission at the moment, a combination of natives and productive plantations. Can't go wrong, timber is a resource that will never not be in demand and at least plantation is better than nothing.

It's not the be all and end all solution but it's such a cheap easy step a part of the overall process.
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