Forestry plantations, unless carefully managed, can be very destructive to archaeology. The impact is greatest on unrecorded archaeology.
With current environmental (global warming) and economic developments, the forestry sector will be a significant growth area in Ireland into the remainder of the 21st century.
Gregory Archaeology works with semi-state and private forestry developers to tailor project-specific packages for the introduction, management and harvesting of forestry. These packages ensure full compliance with legislative requirements for both forestry and archaeology enabling the developer to extract maximum yields, while providing appropriate heritage protection.