Former Laois IFA Chairman, Pat Hennessy is delighted he made the decision to plant a forest. In 1991, Pat and his wife Margaret, established 38 hectares of Sitka Spruce in Laois.
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.
“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!”
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We would like to invite you to participate in an information evening we are hosting on forestry investment options. There will be 2 short presentations followed by an open Q & A.
Come along and meet John Paul Fahy and Cillian Barrett - your local foresters - and learn how to grow your forest to achieve what you would like to from it. Hardwood and softwood stands are being discussed and walked.
There are two forest walks scheduled over the coming weeks. These are a great opportunity to learn a little more about how your forestry is managed and the benefit of looking after your stand. A long term view is always preferable with your forests at the centre of any plan.