The wrong kind of trees: Ireland's afforestation meets resistance
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Residents and campaigners say fast-growing Sitka spruces are spoiling the landscape

Ireland is ramping up its response to the climate crisis by planting forests – lots of forests. East, west, north, south, the plan is to plant forests, the more the better.

With enough trees, goes the hope, Ireland can compensate for many of the cows, vehicles and fossil-burning power plants that make it one of Europe’s worst climate offenders. Continue reading

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