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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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