Ireland's National Forest Inventory

Agriculture Spatial Business

From: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine


The National Forest Inventory(NFI) is a detailed periodic survey of permanent forest sample plots based on a randomised systematic grid sample design.


2km x 2km forest plots for a national estimate of volume This grid density equates to 17,423 points nationally, each representing approximately 400 ha. Each circular NFI sample plot measures 25.24 metres (m) in diameter, comprising 500 m². Information used is forest area and species composition, growing stock volume, biodiversity, health, and carbon content; for the entire national forest estate.

Additional Info

Field Value
Primary Identifier Plot ID (internal)
Personal Data No
Sensitive Personal Data No
Business Data Yes
Spatial Data Yes
Data Sharing Yes
API Available No
Open Data No
Update frequency Other