Forestry Acquisition Consolidation & Timber (FACT)

Green Belt’s FACT 2 follows the success of last years investment. This initiative creates 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. This short video explains the concept more clearly.

As demand for timber increases globally, mobilising and valorising timber from Ireland's private estate becomes more and more important.

Beyond the simple economical gains, there are significant environmental and social benefits to forestry in Ireland.

Green Belt has identified the need to consolidate small, strategically located parcels of private forestry into larger, commercially viable clusters.

Green Belt’s FACT initiative was created for the specific purpose of improving the volume, scale, market power and commercial returns for all timber products harvested within these clusters.

Investment Overview

As a tax free investment, forestry offers an ideal hedge against inflation. FACT 2 offers participants the opportunity to participate from an initial investment of only €20,000 - an ideal vehicle for pension and family security.

Investment Amount: €20,000

Time Scale: 10 Years

Purpose: Funds are used to consolidate fragmented forestry under private management in Ireland, delivering timber to meet growing demand.

Return: 5% Internal Rate of Return. This should return €32,450 to you.

**Peter McVerry Trust: The trust will benefit from the proceeds of the land sale element of the fund.

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Maurice Ryan of Green Belt

Get in touch with Maurice Ryan, Green Belt's Investment Manager on Tel: +353 (0)87 675 3097

Green Belt have invested more than €28 million for farmers and investors into the above options since our incorporation in 1982. 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.