Over the last number of years forestry has risen in the evoked set for investors - both private and institutional.
Particularly since 2008 and the start of the recesssion, people have been looking to invest cash into an area that is providing an alternative to low interest rates. Forestry fits that bill very well.
Forestry, similar to rural property, is dominated by capital growth rather than cash yield returns. And with the very favourable tax rates in Ireland your returns are treated to maximise value and encourage further investment into the area.
Irish President, Michael D Higgins, was supportive of forestry in Ireland and was encouraging more planting across the country.
In a brief meeting with our President, Green Belt informed the President of the numerous benefits to our economy as well as to the environment that result from a strong planting program. President Higgins was impressed with the wide reaching positives.
The acronym GLAS stands for Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme.
The new initiative ties in with the green vision for Irish agriculture as contained in Food Harvest 2020 and as promoted by Bord Bia in the Origin Green campaign.
The scheme is green as it preserves Ireland's traditional hay meadows and low input pastures; low-carbon as it retains the carbon stocks in soil through margins and habitat preservation and practices such as minimum tillage and agri-environment as it promotes agricultural actions which enhance the rural environment.
Have you considered planting land with trees? Do you know all there is to know about it? Contact us to speak with your local forestry expert who will highlight all the options available to you and show you why 8,000 people have already planted 300,000 acres of forestry with Green Belt.
You might not know that you will always own the trees, you will always own the land and the term of the contrat with Green Belt is only 4 years, when the plantation is established. Of course we recommend continuing your management with us as your forestry plantation will improve with better management.
Green Belt have a number of investment opportunities available for people loking to invest into a safe, secure commodity which offers strong returns consistently.