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  • Most commonly planted tree in plantations in Ireland

  • Favoured for fast growth rate, rotation between 35-45 years

  • A non-native species, originates in the west coast of North America

  • This species does not support a healthy ecosystem as the trees block out all light to the ground, suffocating any potential growth from native species.

  • Suited for poorer quality upland soils due to shallow root system

  • Lowest grant payment for this species

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