Green Belt Harvesting Forestry

Green Belt Harvesting Forestry


Timber harvesting is an essential silvicultural process for most forestry stands. The forest is assessed for its suitability for thinning initially - the decisive factors are access, height, ground conditions and exposure levels.

If it is deemed to late and/ or dangerous to harvest, we look to other management techniques to ensure the desired results are achieved from your forestry portfolio. Our team of professional foresters can expertly analyse your plantation and discuss the logistics of the harvesting operation. A felling licence is required to facilitate harvesting and very often a forest road will be necessary to facilitate access. Your local forester will work with you to deliver your forest thinned to a high standard with a view to maximising revenues from your forest.

Harvesting Trees - Estimated Harvesting Value

Return on investment calculations are based on the most common scheme prices. Prices from 1st Jan 2019 and may vary due to various factors. Please get in touch with Greenbelt for more options.

Green Belt Services

Thinning a Forest Thinning & Harvesting

Thinning is an essential maintenance procedure for forests and it will enhance the future growth and production of your plantation towards clearfell. Thinning is the removal of a proportion of the trees in a crop.

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Road Grants

Forest roads are essential to develop sustainable access to your forest as it matures. A grant which covers approximately 80% of construction costs, is offered to allow a high standard of road to be built and developed into the plantation.

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Timber Marketing

Marketing is the process of selling timber to obtain its true fair market value. Achieving a reasonable financial return on a timber investment depends on many factors.

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Wood Chipping Services

Green Belt set up Irish Woodchipping Services in 2008. Irish Woodchipping Service chip on contract and also buy, chip and sell forest material from the forest estate.

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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.