Carrigshouk Hill, County Wicklow, Ireland


A first generation planted woodland in Ireland that has developed to the gap dynamic phase

Site visited: 02 08 2019

This remarkable stand of trees is located high in the Wicklow Mountains, near Sally Gap. The stand is mostly composed of Scots pine and European larch. The trees are of a considerable age; the management history is unclear but it is certainly a plantation that has extended far beyond its intended rotation length. The varied form and condition of the trees is beneficial for wildlife. There is a well-developed understorey, complete with regenerating seedlings and saplings, and coarse woody debris. Photos: Digital.

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