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New Loosening Of Rules For Forestry Licences Won't Help Commercial Crisis

Licenses will no longer be required for afforestation of up to one hectare. 

Loosening rules around forestry licences will help the government hit its climate action targets, but won't help commercial timber production. 

That's according to Offaly's Padraig Egan of Axe Forrest following the announcement today that licenses will no longer be required for afforestation of up to one hectare. 

He says the move will help the state hit it's target of planting 8000 trees a year, but won't provide the co-ordinated framework required to supply the construction sector:

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