Green Belt works with you

Green Belt works with you

Green Belt Services & Grants

Green Belt provides a full management service for all our clients. Whether you established your forestry with us, have an existing forest or are now considering becoming involved in forestry, we can guide you through the necessary applications to make the most of your forest.

Green Belt source, acquire and manage these plantations on your behalf.

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.

There are strong considerations taken into account when establishing a forest and these require careful navigation to ensure compliance with all bodies, including legal and environmental such as NPWS. Full respect is afforded to watercourses, natural habitats, wildlife protection and so on, so that your forest is at least as responsible as you would like it to be.

The best assistance for your applications is your local forester. They can speak with you, and meet with you (subject to Covid regulations of course) to assess the best route for your plantation.

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.

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

Forestry Grants for Existing Forests

Woodland Improvement Scheme

Hardwoods are an integral part of the national estate. Developing a hardwood plantation can be challenging, but the woodland improvement scheme is designed to enhance your broadleaf plantations. There are two occasions this can be applied for.

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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.

Find out more.

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Tree Felling

As part of the forestry experience, harvesting events occur through the lifetime of the platation to develop a plantation to its maximum potential. To facilitate this, a felling licence is required. This licence needs to be completed ideally with the assistance of a professional forester.

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Reconstitution Scheme for Ash Dieback

Chalara fraxinea, known as ash dieback disease, is a relatively newly described fungal disease of ash which was first named in 2006 and has spread rapidly across much of Europe, with the majority of European countries where ash is present now reporting the disease.

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Green Belt Services for Existing Forestry Estates

Forestry Management Plan

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.

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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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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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Treament of Ash Dieback Disease

The removal and destruction of trees and leaf litter affected by the disease and the reconstitution of the forest with an alternative species to Ash must be undertaken in strict compliance with the Sanitation Action Plan approved by the Department.

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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.

Read more about this service.

Get in touch with Green Belt Head Office to discuss work on existing plantations Freephone 1800 200 233 or Tel: +353 49 854 8000

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.