Climate change: Ireland plans to plant 440m trees by 2040
Farm land to be used for some of the 8,000 hectares of new forestry every year
The target is for 70% coniferous trees and 30% broad leaf. Photograph: istock
Twenty-two million trees are to be planted every year in Ireland over the next two decades as part of a plan to tackle climate change, the Government has said.
While the Government’s climate action plan, published in June, proposed 8,000 hectares – or 19,768 acres – of new forestry every year in a bid to capture carbon emissions, it did not specify the number of trees involved.