Tax Free Premiums for 15 years

Tax Free Premiums for 15 years

More than 500 million trees planted by Green Belt

More than 500 million trees planted by Green Belt

Trade Carbon from your forest

Trade Carbon from your forest

Establish an Irish Forest

When you plant a forest or woodland, you are making a huge contribution to the environment. Woodlands and the long term products created from forests and woodlands store CO2. It's really important to remember, you always own the trees and the land.

When you consider planting a forest, Green Belt and our team of professional foresters will guide you through the process. It is a big decision with many factors to consider, but it is extremely rewarding. There are the obvious financial gains - A full grant to cover the establishment costs, and the annual premium, paid to you directly, currently for a period of 15 years. Watch this brief video Beyond those benefits, you are also making a significant Carbon sequestrations (capturing) impact in Ireland. In numerous reports, it is proved than forestry is one of the most effective solutions to addressing Ireland's emission issue - in fact, we are very far behind our national planting targets, so let's get planting!

The annual premium is available for the forest owner for 15 years, and valued up to €680 per hectare depending on the species selected - important to remember we plant The Right Tree in the Right Place, for the Right Reasons. Green Belt works with the forest owners (you!) throughout the lifecycle of the plantation and we advise on all aspects of forestry management. Our focus is on managing the plantation to fulfill its potential - for some it's financial, for others it's an amenity. Regardless, each forest is important and adds so much to the local community and the private estate in Ireland.

Recently, Green Belt has partnered with Ecobase who have developed a Voluntary Carbon Platform on the Verra VCS structure. THis allows suitably qualified forests to be included on a group scheme Carbon Platform, thus ensuring further and enhance earning potential from your forest. More details are available when you contact maurice@greenbelt.ie

If you are considering forestry, please contact us today. Our nationwide team will be able to Source lands, Lodge applications, Complete your forestry establishment and Register your project for Carbon Credits (where applicable).

Forestry Earnings

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Forestry Grants for New Planting

Forestry Establishment Grant & Premiums

Forestry establishment is covered by a full, exchequer backed grant. This is to encourage further planting nationally to increase the national cover from below 11% to 18%.

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Native Woodland Scheme

Native Woodland Establishment (as represented by Grant & Premium Categories (GPCs) 9 and 10 under the Afforestation Grant & Premium Scheme)funds the establishment of new native woodland on open ‘greenfield’ sites.

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Forestry Insurance

As Ireland’s leading private forestry management company, you’re in safe hands with our group Master Insurance Policy.

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We all have a responsibility to reduce our Carbon Footprint. Green Belt has partnered with Ecobase to provide a Carbon Platform for Irish forestry owners to earn additional income from their forests through the sale of Carbon. Contact us today to become registered on the platform.

Green Belt Services for New Forest Plantations

Woodland with Heritage Bridge Forestry Management Plan

A forest thrives under constant and consistent professional management.

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Safeguarding the environment Environmental Impact Statements

For most applications to the Forest Service, there is a necessity for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These reports address the impacts forestry may have on the environment within a 15km radius of the forest or proposed forest.

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Forestry Insurance Fire Insurance

As Ireland’s leading private forestry management company, you’re in safe hands with our group Master Insurance Policy.

It is essential to protect your life's investments and insuring your forest against fire and replanting costs is a simple, affordable and smart thing to do.

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Get in touch with a Local Green Belt Advisor

Our network of professional foresters located nationally are perfectly placed to source opportunities suitable for you and to manage your investment through to clearfell and beyond.