Margaret Donnelly: Forestry requires a long-term commitment from farmers, but how can they have any faith in it?

Sitka spruce is one of the most contentious but commercially viable tree varieties in Ireland

Margaret Donnelly

Legend has it that the Devil’s Bit, a mountain outside Templemore in North Tipperary, is so-called because it has a gap in it reportedly from the Devil taking a bite out of it, spitting it out further south in the county, to form the Rock of Cashel.