Conditions for timber production in Ireland are excellent. Ideal soil conditions, high rainfall, a mild climate coupled with a low incidence of environmental pollution combine to give us the highest growth rates for forests in Europe.
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Investors can purchase both existing forestry plantations and lands suitable for afforestation. Forestry Services ltd. source both types for investors who can then avail of the afforestation grant and premium scheme and forest road grant administered by the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture. The investor remains 100% owner of both the land and the crop with management provided by Forestry Services ltd.
The two most important financial incentives for forestry in Ireland are the Afforestation grant scheme and the forestry premium scheme. These schemes were introduced under EU council regulation 2080/92 and support the afforestation of agricultural land. The Tax-Free status attached to forestry in Ireland is also a significant incentive towards investment.
Ireland can be proud of the modern sawmilling and panel board industry now established which competes with the best in the world. This existing market is being underpinned by an increasing demand for biomass from the renewable energy sector. This sector is being driven by Government policy with the following targets:
The most recent COFORD timber forecast for the Island of Ireland produced the following conclusions:
Forestry Services ltd. provide quality independent advise on forestry investments and provide for future management based on advise given.
At a special function in Dungarvan, MEP Sean Kelly launched foresttomarket.ie website, a first for the Irish Forestry Industry in Ireland. This new website is a dedicated platform for investors to source existing forestry and land suitable for forestry for sale by auctioneers across the country.
For forest investment opportunities please visit www.foresttomarket.ie
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As a dairy farmer, I had little interest in forestry until I purchased land with milk quota in the mid-1990s. Both the milk quota and the forestry have proven good investments. I engaged Forestry Services Ltd to secure the necessary felling licences
Tadhg O'Meara, Chantersland, Emly, Co. Tipperary
Dairy Farmer Tipperary
The rate of forestry grants and annual income Tax-Free forest premiums are determined by the type of land and the tree species to be planted.
Our foresters are available nationwide. Contact a forester in your county.
Forestry Services do everything from planting, harvesting, timber sales and reforestation.
View a selection of vidoes in relation to our Forestry Services. Planting Trees, Forest Thinning, Farmers & Landowners.
For your ease we have available documents such as Forestry Grant Schemes, our Company Brochures & Flyers and so on.
Contact Forestry Services today and get free advice from one of our professional advisers.