Teige Ryan, like other forestry stakeholders, looks forward to the implementation of the Mackinnon review as promised in the programme for government. He outlines how Jim Mackinnon, author of the review, has already had a positive impact on None-so-Hardy Nurseries’ survival, but not in the way he intended.

Teige Ryan and John Kavanagh in the birch seed orchard, which is one of the species in the nursery's tree improvement Programme. \ Donal Magner