Why Plant?

 

  • Farmers can Retain full single farm payments on planted land.
  • Tax-Free premium payable for 15 years
  • Afforestation grants cover full costs of planting, Free forest establishment
  • Landowner remains 100% owner of both the land and the crop
  • Attractive grants for forest roads, tending and thinning
  • Tax efficient regarding inheritance
  • Tax-Free status of timber sales
  • Increasing demand and consequently price for timber internationally due to;
    • Increasing world population, from 6 billion people in 2002 to 7.9 billion by 2025(Source UN population division)
    • Increasing use of renewable fuels as laid down in the Kyoto protocol and the EU white paper on renewable energy (From 6% to 20% by 2020)
    • Decreasing supply from Russia due to export levies
    • Forest area decreasing worldwide annually. Net loss to agriculture and other uses is estimated at 7.3 million hectares per year. (source : www.fao.org)
    • Emerging markets in China and India. China’s consumption of sawn wood is expected to double by 2015.
  • Amenity value in certain circumstances

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“We needed to remove some forestry to expand the rugby club. Paddy Bruton of Forestry Services Ltd, prepared the licence application for us and explained what was involved very clearly.

Kinsale RFC, Co. Cork