At these live demonstrations and presentations, you will learn first hand about the value that exists in your forest and the benefits of thinning and managing your plantation through to clearfell.
Like any crop or asset you own, the more you are involved and understand about the entire process, the better you will be able to make informed and worthy decisions and ultimately make the most you can from your timber.
Dates are 8th of September in the McWilliam Park hotel, Claremorris and the 15th of September in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Co Carlow. The Talking timber events begin at 9:30 am and finish by 2 pm.
The Teagasc link to the event is: http://www.teagasc.ie/forestry/events/talking_timber_2015.asp
We'll see you there.
Green Belt atended the Teagasc reforestation event in Feakle on March 4th.
At this event, there were showcases of the quality work completed by Liam Cleare, now of Green Belt, who harvested and clearfelled the site for Denis. It was a high yielding site and an average tree size of 0.4m3 was harvested at clearfell - which is impressive after a 26 year rotation. The landowner is now looking at replanting and used brash bailing to help clear up the site and to generate a little extra income.
Green Belt has clearfelled a numbver of sites across the country. Whether as a result of wind throw from storm damage or of naturally reaching clearfell age, our team of harvesters and hauliers will work to achieve the very best result from your harvest.
Contact the harvesting team to discuss the options available to you.
Green Belt discussed the future of forestry and timber harvesting at the recent Talking Timber event in Templeglantine in Co Limerick. Speaking with Misnister 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.
If your forestry plantation is approaching 20 years of age, it might be ready for first thinning. This is an essential maintenance procedure for forests and it will enhance the future growth and production of your plantation towards clearfell.
Green Belt will firstly assess your forestry to see is it time to thin. Once a decision has been made to thin, we will apply for your felling licence (GFL) and consider the acess to your plantation. It might be necessary to construct a road and we have a qualified roads engineer to design and oversee the construction of the road. We look at the best option to make sure the road costs comes in at the grant level.
Once everything is in place, Green Belt supervises the thinning operations and monitors the timber as it leaves. We remove timber immediately to prevent weight loss and theft. We also install security cameras on site to monitor operations.
Below, we have a thinning calculator offering an estimate for the value of your first thinning. To understand the products more, here is a diagram from teagasc explaining the products sizes and uses.
Maurice looks after the planning and implementation of thinning operations across the Southern areas of Ireland. Maurice aims to maximise short and long term value in his clients plantations through efficient and high quality thinning and harvesting. Please contact him directly to see how Green Belt can improve your crops earning potential.