Western Forestry Co-op welcomes the announcement of increased measures in the forestry programme for both farmers, landowners and forest owners. Minister Andrew Doyle TD, stated “The changes recommended by the conclusions of the Midterm Review are primarily aimed at enhancing the environmental benefits of forestry while at the same time addressing the shortfall in key target areas. The higher premium rates introduced under the Midterm Review will make it even more attractive for farmers to plant trees. Farm forestry presents a real opportunity for landowners to increase their income while continuing to farm. Planting part of a farm, perhaps the more remote or more difficult land with trees can introduce a new source of income while allowing landowners to maintain their existing output.” Please see summary of measures below, for more information or how these measures can benefit you please call your local co-op forester CLICK HERE or Head Office on 071-9161458.
Welcome to Western Forestry Co-op
Celebrating 30 Years
Western Forestry Co-op has over 30 years experience in advising landowners on forestry. The Co-op was established in 1985 by the Dairy Co-operatives in Western Counties in response to a need for support services for landowners considering forestry. Since that time the Co-op has afforested thousands of acres along the Western seaboard and is the largest and longest established forestry co-operative providing professional forestry services that include forest establishment, forest management planning, harvesting, forest roads and a forest insurance scheme.