Woodland with Heritage Bridge

Forestry Management Plan

A forest thrives under constant and consistent professional management. From initial establishment and seeking approval from the Forest Service, through to silvicultural maintenance with thinning and harvesting, to clearfell or continuous cover forestry, Green Belt's expert foresters are located nationally to support your forest activities.

Green Belt has developed a Four Year Forestry Management Contract which is specifically designed for farmers. The company will undertake to establish a forest for the farmer utilising the grant paid by the Forest Service. The Four Year Forestry Management Contract relieves you of all the risks in establishing your plantation and leaves you free to concentrate on your main farming activities.

The forest is maintained in optimal condition thus ensuring the plantation reaches the approved standard required to attract the appropriate grant.

Farmers who plant in association with Green Belt have the convenience and security which this contract offers. The contract includes:

  • Fencing of the planted area
  • Preparation of the ground
  • Draining of land
  • Supply and planting of trees
  • Fertilising
  • Vegetation Control
  • Pest control
  • Maintenance of woodland records

In addition, Green Belt will undertake to sell any forest it establishes, at any time if required, to one of its many Irish and foreign investors.

Professional Management for Increased Value

Professional forest management can increase the value adding potential at each stage of the forest growth. Green Belt has a comprehensive forest management package to maximise returns which includes:

  • Initial site selection
  • Species selection
  • Provenence selection
  • Seed selection
  • Selection of silvicultural regime
  • Thinning intensity and timing
  • Genetic enhancement
  • Fertilisation
  • Timing of clearfell