Forestry enhances the sustainability of the agriculture sector through its environmental and climate change mitigation and adaptation roles. Forests also positively contribute to our biodiversity, recreation, water protection and flood prevention, renewable energy, air filtration/pollution removal and consequently can play a significant role in climate change adaptation within the agricultural sector.
(Extract from recent ITGA submission on Climate Change Adaptation Plan)
Every year in Ireland, several hundred hectares of forests and woodland are destroyed by fire. For more information on Forest Fire Prevention, see Reducing the risk of Forest Fire