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
Forestry adds significant employment to the irish economy, and with a strong planting programme into the furure, more will be employed on a fullt ime basis.
Green Belt, for example, emloys 30 people directly and up to 500 contractors per annum for thinning, harvesting, planting and management. Extend this to include nurseries and sawmills as well as hauliers, and there is a real reason to continue to support the timber industry across Ireland.
If you are interested in planting land or have some existing forestry to thin, please contact us to get a FREE site consultation.
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The debate continues ahead of a decision by cabinet regarding the sale of Ireland's state forests. In a recent wilderness conference hosted by Coillte, Mr Olof Johanson, Vice president of Sveaskog (Sweden's version of Coillte) described some of the issues with the privatisation of Sweden's forestry in the 1990's.
He believes that there was a depreciation in the management of the states forestry, leading to a lack of responsibility to reafforestation. Also, there was an opportunity under state ownership to enhance the natural resource of the forestry asset, and protection of natural habitats, walkways and heritage areas.
While the sale of Coillte is unlikely, Green Belt believe that the appointment of a professional management company over the sold state assets would protect the integrity of our nations forestry, saw milling sector and the many, many jobs created and maintained by the industry each year. improving the mobilisation of timber to the market is key to further developing the forestry industry in Ireland and will actively encourage all stakeholders to co-manage the estate. Legislation such as a Europe wide certification standard for timber and forestry will also protect against non reafforestation.
if you have any views or opinions, please contact us for a discussion.