Storm Ophelia: It will be weeks before scale of damage to Ireland’s forests will be known

By Claran Moran
Farm Ireland
October 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

It could take weeks before the scale of damage caused by Storm Ophelia to Irish forestry is known, according to the state’s forestry company Coillte. Coillte Forests remain closed to recreational users and the general public today, while forest workers and contractors clear the resulting storm damaged trees and carry out assessments of the windblown damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia. It says this work and the process of accessing the cost and full extent of the damage is expected to take a number of weeks to complete.

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