Green Belt is Ireland's largest private forestry group specialising in professional timberland management.

Green Belt is Ireland's largest private forestry group specialising in professional timberland management.

Green Belt - Your Forestry, Your Future

Since 1982 Green Belt has established more than 400,000 acres of new forestry across Ireland. They have managed this private estate through its lifetime, enhancing the environmental, social and economic value of the forest through sustainable forestry management techniques.

The private estate is evolving in Ireland. Proactive investment, predominantly indigenous, is adding further value to a fragmented estate. There are vast opportunites to become involved in the revolution.

As Green Belt was at the forefront of private and institutional forestry establishment throughout the 1980's and 1990's, so they are in the lifecycle of forestry with harvesting, clearfelling and reafforestation. The fragementation of the entire private estate (365,00 hectares across 21,000 owners) means, the economies of scale can be difficult to achieve as a private owner.

Green Belt are recognising the fact that many of the original forest owners are now in a position where they would prefer to sell their forestry asset. This presents attractive options for those looking to secure their families long term financial security and stability.

There are 20 professional forestry management experts operating nationwide for Green Belt. These managers are proficient in afforestation (new planting), timber harvesting (thinning and clearfell) and management reports on the forestry estate. This group is backed up by a team of administrators from the head quarters in Virginia, County Cavan.

Green Belt continues to explore opportunities on behalf of their clients and has successfully invested in Scotland, the UK, Eastern Europe and Central America. In fact, the last investment into Panama was so well received, Green Belt is reinvesting into Panama Teak.

With the evolution within the private estate, further developments and relationships will develop. Green Belt has expertise within the energy sector, in aprticular in timber supply agreements, as well as facilitating wind farm developments and co-working on CHP and AD plants.

Latest from Green Belt

Feb. 3, 2019

As a further commitment to enhancing the areas we operate in, Green Belt is engaging in a project to develop conservation action plans for key special areas of conservation and carry out crucial conservation works in order to bring these sites back into favourable condition.

Forestry image in the snow
Jan. 31, 2019

Forest Industries Ireland (FII) is placing timber and forestry at the heart of Ireland’s rural economy.

Jan. 31, 2019

Fergal Leamy has announced he is to leave Coillte in Summer 2019 ahead of a new move. Fergal has spent the past 4 years at Coillte and his impact has been admirable.

Dec. 21, 2018

To everyone we have worked for, with and even against, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

Sept. 19, 2018

Minister Andrew Doyle @ADoyleTD and Forest Service inspector Robert Hamilton visited the Green Belt stand (Block 3, Row 6, Stand 156) on Tuesday September 18th.

Forestry Acquisition Consolidation & Timber (FACT)

Green Belt’s FACT initiative will create clusters of semi-mature forestry in nationally strategic locations to service end markets including sawmills and biomass facilities. FACT will enhance the value of smaller forestry plantations under one owner while delivering tax free returns to investors. Find out more

Panama Teak Investment

Green Belt’s investment objective is to acquire c.2,400 hectares of forestry land in Panama and to develop teak plantations over the next 5 years, targeting compounded returns of 7%-8% per annum. Find out more.