Total value of the Forestry Industry to the Irish Economy is €1.65billion
Employment in the forest sector is almost 11,000 people.
A 15,000 ha per annum afforestation programme will create on average 490 direct jobs annually.
Recreational value of forests valued at €97 million, which in turn generates €268 million in economic activities in rural areas.
Sustainable level of afforestation is 15,000 ha per annum
Government target 17% forest cover by 2030 equivalent to one million hectares of forest
The average size of a privately owned forest in Ireland is 8 hectares (20 acres)
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