Forest area statistics

Ireland

Extent of forest and other wooded land
FRA 2005 categories Area (1000 hectares)
1990 2000 2005
Forest 441 609 669
Other wooded land 40 41 41
Forest and other wooded land 481 650 710
Other land 6,408 6,239 6,179
...of which with tree cover - - -
Total land area 6,889 6,889 6,889
Inland water bodies 138 138 138
Total area of country 7,027 7,027 7,027



Characteristics of forest and other wooded land
FRA 2005 categories Area (1000 hectares)
Forest Other wooded land
1990 2000 2005 1990 2000 2005
Primary 1 0 0 1 1 1
Modified natural 0 0 0 39 40 40
Semi-natural 90 90 90 0 0 0
Productive plantation 350 519 579 0 0 0
Protective plantation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 441 609 669 40 41 41

last updated:  23 February 2010