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It works elsewhere so could continuous cover forestry help us here?

Over the last century, a combination of the State and thousands of private landowners has succeeded in establishing an almost entirely new forest estate that covers about 10pc of the country.

This is a remarkable achievement by any standards, and one that could not have been possible without the introduction of foreign species of tree, principally Sitka Spruce and Lodgepole Pine, with to a lesser extent species such as Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir and Larch.

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