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Friday, 10 January 2014 17:58

Have you land to plant?

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.

Monday, 06 January 2014 17:28

Has your forest been hit by the storms?

Storms have battered the country for the last couple of weeks to varying levels of intensity.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 15:44

Add forestry to your portfolio

Green Belt have a number of investment opportunities available for people loking to invest into a safe, secure commodity which offers strong returns consistently.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:12

Certification - the future for Irish timber


pefc20logoForestry certification is a much spoken about topic across Ireland at the moment, but is perhaps not as well understood as it could be. Certification is important today but will grow in significance to the Irish timber market into the near future. What certification signifies, whether it is PEFC or FSC, is that the timber has been managed and harvested to ethical and pre determined standrds. While Ireland already has a very high quality of forestry management practice, an independent body is required to certify it for the international markets.

Green Belt discussed the future of forestry and timber harvesting at the recent Talking Timber event in Templeglantine in Co Limerick. Speaking with Teagasc Timber TalksMaurice  Tom speaking smallMisnister Hayes, we were encouraged by his appetite to advance the forestry sector and to assist the farmer in further educating themselves about the importance of thinning their plantation.

Many items were discussed, including the road grant issues, the variety of timber quality and thus prices, the tax implications among other items. Green Belt are delighted with the efforts being made by Minister Hayes, who is continuing on the great work of his predecessor Minister Shane McEntee.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:53

Green Belt can thin your plantation

Green Belt have been thinning forestry for many years. Our management expertise has proved vital to forest owners when it comes to ensuring that their forest is thinned to the highest standard. This means that post first and second thinning (as well as third), the final crop remaining is there to maximise your clearfell return. While it is good to make money from a first thinning the most important factor is that the job is carried out correctly and with your best interests at heart.

Green Belt carry out all tasks necessary to get your forest thinned - from a GFL through to ensuring you receive your payment promptly. Contact us today to discuss your thinning options. Call Maurice Ryan on 087 675 3097 

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