“The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.”      Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Green Belt - Your Forestry, Your Future

“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!” 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 opportunites 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

Latest from Green Belt

Irish Examiner Article on Planting Forests

By Elaine Loughlin, Irish Examiner, Political Correspondent

All farmers will have to plant a portion of their land with trees if Ireland is to avoid multimillion-euro fines, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has suggested.

Timber Stacked in Forest
July 11, 2018

Green Belt has increased its harvesting activities across the whole country. This has resulted in improved logistical structures and broader markets. All of this improves the prices earned from early harvesting for our clients.

The 9 CAP Objectives
July 10, 2018

The impending CAP reform is likely to have a strong imapct on Ireland and its agricultural practices between now and its final announcement and implementation.

Thinning Event hosted by Green Belt
March 14, 2018

Green Belt hosted 56 clients at a timber thinning event in Kingscourt recently.

Jan. 23, 2018

Biomass is to play a significant role in the future of energy.

In an article published on the IHB website, the future for bioenergy is being promoted. The article is quoted below and the link is here

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.