Forests have to potential to sequester 8 to 10 tonnes of carbon per hectare per year throughout the rotation of the crop and continue to store carbon in its products for many years after. The afforestation grants available, cover the cost of establishment, with attractive premiums for the first 15 years and tax-free returns at timber sales. FSL’s qualified foresters will design a plan, organise all works and paperwork involved for interested landowners.
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, construct forest roads and thin the plantations in 2008. The plantations have been second thinned and I am happy with the work that was done and the returns I received from the thinning. I am looking forward to the clearfell and my only regret is that I haven’t got more forestry
Chantersland, Emly, Co. Tipperary