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Clearing the Forests following Storm Darwin , a (Before and after) Gallery.

Breanomore forest, Slievenamon, county Tipperary. Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Breanomore forest, Slievenamon, county Tipperary.
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

On the 12th of February this year Ireland was hit by the remains of a hurricane given the name of Darwin, by the time it hit us it was down rated to a storm but its power was truly stunning.

Locally in counties Tipperary and Kilkenny there was a lot of damage to peoples property and farm building but the forests and their trees where the most affected. Irish Forestry lost almost one years worth of timber , the same amount that would have been harvested in 2014.

It is only in the last month that most of the local fallen trees have been removed, sadly however to do this it has meant clear felling very large areas of our local woodlands.

The images here where taken during the the year and include the after effects of the storm and then images of Forest workers during the process of clearing some one sq mile of Breanomore forest near the mountain of Slievenamon, County Tipperary.

The last set of images show how the forest looks now, a vast area has been cleared. The effects of Storm Darwin are still very clear even now in November and the work to remove damaged and fallen trees will continue for sometime to come.

A true reminder of the power of nature.

The results of the February storms

KIlkenny Forests after Storm Darwin 10

KIlkenny Forests after Storm Darwin 05

KIlkenny Forests after Storm Darwin 09

KIlkenny Forests after Storm Darwin 07.

Forest workers clearing the trees

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The Forest after being cleared

Remains of forest clearance 1

Remains of forest clearance 2

Remains of forest clearance 3


Irish Forestry

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Irish Forestry images
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Local Landscape around County Kilkenny and the south east of Ireland contains many Woodlands and Forests, the following gallery contains just some of the many images I have very much enjoyed capturing over the last couple of years or so.

Irish Forestry: image Gallery

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Irish Forestry Gallery 3

Irish Forestry Gallery 5

Irish Forestry Gallery 2

Irish Forestry Gallery 7

Irish Forestry Gallery 6

Irish Forestry Gallery 1