Western Forestry Co-op & Irish Timber Growers Association
Field day to Killegar Estate, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim
Date: Friday 18th October 2019
Meeting Time: 10.15 am
Meeting Point: Killegar Estate, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim.
This event is open to all.
Welcome to Western Forestry Co-op
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.
Western Forestrys Co-op ethos of strength, transparency and openness are our foundation. The needs of forest owners and the advantages of forestry in rural communities are the foundation of the Western Forestry Co-op. Our team of professional foresters have vast experience in all aspects of forest management and our forestry development advisors are available locally.
The whole planting process was straight forward with Western Forestry Co-op taking care of the application process, planting and maintenance on site and the trees seem to be doing a lot better on this ground than my sheep did.
Colm Gilheaney from Western Forestry Co-op understood exactly want we wanted to develop and we were delighted with the ideas he was able to put together. His planning, organisation and the way the workforce operated was extremely professional and precise.
The best thing about the forestry I feel is that I did not have to do any work bar signing a few forms. Colm was very trustworthy and was out managing the digger, planters and fencers from day one. He has now also sprayed the land to kill off grass competing with the trees.
After contacting Western Forestry Co-Op Colm Gilheaney came to my farm to explain the process of planting and developing the forest. His personality and knowledge of the forestry sector worldwide very much impressed me.
When Tony Lenighan presented us with his final plan for the farm – an eleven hectare plantation of which about 25% was going to be native species like downy birch, silver birch, alder, hazel, whitethorn and blackthorn we were impressed.
Western Forestry Co-op News
Please Note: This figure is the maximum amount for each tree category.