60% Rise In Forestry Licences Granted Compared To Last Year

That's according to the latest report on the government's Project Woodland. 

2021 saw a 60% increase in forestry licensing on 2020 and there's been significant progress on the development of a new national forestry strategy. 

That's according to the latest report on the implementation of Project Woodland. 

The report notes that while a number of consultation projects are underway, broader public engagement is planned for the new year. 

Offaly's Senator Pippa Hackett, the minister with responsibility for forestry, published the report. 

She acknowledges that output on afforestation is still low but is a priority with her department, with more ambitious projections for licensing expected in 2022.

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