STATEMENT OF ACTING-PRESIDENT - FORESTRY.

A record of valuable reconstructive work begun is presented in the Report of the Forestry Committee. The time at our disposal for the preparation for the work of carrying out a successful tree planting on the day fixed for the National Arbor Day was very short. Notwithstanding this, orders approximating to £450 have been placed with the Nurserymen, representing some 80,000 trees. The Irish Parliament had a record of half a million trees annually under a bounty system, and this record we hope to reach and exceed in future years.