Green Belt - Your Forestry, Your Future

Green Belt - Your Forestry, Your Future

Green Belt - Your Forestry, Your Future

Since 1982 Green Belt has established more than 400,000 acres of new forestry across Ireland. Through sustainable forestry management techniques, they have enhanced the environmental, social and economic value of the forest to the owners and the community.

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

Green Belt takes immense pride in delivering full service forestry management to each of its clients. The private forestry industry is evolving and more diverse and alternative uses for timber are emerging.

Since its inception in 1982, Green Belt has established 400,000 acres of private forestry. This fragmented estate is bursting with potential (and wildlife). The benefits to the forest owner are quite obvious (Grants, premiums, timber value etc.) but the value to the wider community is often unrecognised. Forestry in Ireland employs more than 12,000 people, mainly in rural communities and delivers €2.3 billion to the Irish economy annually.

The timber harvested from Irish forestry serves all the main sawmills across the country as well as providing biomass and pulp material to end users.

Green Belt offers numerous forestry opportunities - for example FACT and our second investment in Teak in Panama

“When someone invents a material that is renewable, reusable, organic, biodegradable, whose production cleans the air and water, sequesters carbon, creates oxygen, provides habitat for us and other species, gives us a material that is strong, light, diverse, versatile, beautiful, ubiquitous and inexpensive then I’ll embrace it. Until then, I’ll use wood whenever I can!”

Latest from Green Belt

Biomass is important

In an article published in Bioenergy international ( and written by Alan Sherrard, the European Court of Justice ruled against a challenge to biomass being included in the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).

April 23, 2020

The Irish Times have reported the below article relating to a forest fire in young Sitka plantation in Leitrim. The cost to the taxpayer for this damage is estimated at €500,000.

March 19, 2020

In reference to an article in the FT from last October, it is really interesting to see the impact on the environment and the potential impact on the consumer for the continuation of using coal

March 18, 2020

COVID 19 is everywhere and the best way to combat this is to follow the advice and guidelines from the experts.

Green Belt has implemented its own policy to prevent any contamination or spreading of the disease.

Aerial imagery from Bluesky
Feb. 19, 2020

Green Belt has worked with Bluesky to provide detailed mapping and inventory data for some of our clients.

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.