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The Department  is introducing a new system to identify and characterise land. Photo: Teagasc.

The Department is introducing a new system to identify and characterise land. Photo: Teagasc.

The Department is introducing a new system to identify and characterise land. Photo: Teagasc.

The suitability of land for forestry is a big issue at the Teagasc clinics, particularly for those assessing the potential of marginal land for planting.

Such land is often associated with 'poorer' soils and includes areas that have not been cultivated or brought under intensive commercial agricultural use. These lands are generally used for extensive grazing and have low levels of existing agricultural productivity.


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