Native Woodland

The Native Woodland Scheme has been a wonderful addition to the planting program. It is now accounting for a significant percentage of the national planting numbers and has continued to highlight the great benefits forestry brings to Ireland in general and local communities in particular.

The Native Woodland Scheme is further encouraged with the support of the woodland environmental fund. This fund will add €1,000 per hectare to the land owner from a support company, interested in having an association with the benefits from the forest (but not owning the forest, trees or land).

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.

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Accurate measurement of farm areas Drone imagery of your property

Green Belt employs the latest technology to improve the management services available to our clients. Part of this service includes acquiring live imagery data to assess the productivity of your lands, accurately identify net areas and construct a robust management and activity plan for your lands.

To have your lands assessed by drone - even if only for posterity purposes, contact Maurice Ryan on 087 6753097 to arrange a flight service.

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Safeguarding the environment Environmental Impact Statements

For most applications to the Forest Service, there is a necessity for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These reports address the impacts forestry may have on the environment within a 15km radius of the forest or proposed forest. Green Belt can facilitate this report and submit it to the Forest Service which is likely to expedite your application to approval.

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Grants for Native Woodlands

Native Woodland Scheme

Native Woodland Establishment (as represented by Grant & Premium Categories (GPCs) 9 and 10 under the Afforestation Grant & Premium Scheme)funds the establishment of new native woodland on open ‘greenfield’ sites.

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Get in touch with a Local Green Belt Advisor

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.