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Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51

Dendrophobia - do you have the fear?

Dendrophobia is the fear of trees - it's hard to imagine why you might be but everyone is different and isn't that what makes the world interesting? 

At Green Belt we want to help you get over your fear - we'll introduce you to a tree, you can get to know it and soon, you might even embrace one - but we'll draw the line at tree hugger!

Once your fear is conquered, you might then realise that forestry is an incredible asset and one that offers strongs returns on investment, is a hedge versus inflation and is consistently less volatile than traditional equities. It also benefits greatly from favourable tax treatment.

Call Maurice on 087 675 3097 or email  to learn more on how to make your life easier.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:29

Farming and Forestry - working together

Farming and Forestry go hand in hand. However, many peoples perception is that forestry is only destined for marginal or mountainous landwhich is not the whole truth.
In 1998, after 30 years of intensive dairy farming, John Kearney from Fermoy in Co.Cork, decided to downsize his farming practices.

Green Belt have been installing security cameras on our harvesting sites for some time now and have been impressed with the results.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:37

Security cameras in our forests

Green Belt are very conscious of the potential for timber to be removed illegally from sites.

Monday, 03 March 2014 15:06

National Tree Week

This week we are celebrating national tree week. There are initiatives across Ireland and you are invited to create your own event and invite friends and neighbours to join you. Check out their website http://www.treecouncil.ie/initiatives/treeweek2014.html 

Plant a tree this week. It's a lifetime of joy.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 18:10

Extension of State Aid approval for Forestry

In a statement released by Minister Hayes' office, State aid approval for forestry has been extended.  Read the full statement below.

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes TD, today welcomed the formal confirmation from the European Commission of the prolongation of the State aid approval for the Forestry Programme which has facilitated the re-opening of the Afforestation and other support schemes.

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