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Wednesday 25 April 2018

UK forestry company targets Irish growers

Forestry is one of the oldest forms of investment.
Forestry is one of the oldest forms of investment.
Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

A MAJOR British forestry advisory and marketing company is now touting for business from Irish growers following the re-cent launch of Euroforest Ireland.

The Irish arm of the business has been formed from the merger of ex¬isting concerns Eastlog Harvesting and Forwood Forestry with Eurofor¬est to create Euroforest Ireland.

Located in Arklow, Co Wicklow, the new compa¬ny will be headed up by Jim Hurley of Eastlog. The outfit has an experienced team of forest managers and is currently recruiting both professional forestry staff to service and expand its nationwide client base.

“Our goal is to replicate the Euroforest business model in Ireland which has proven successful in the UK, benefiting forest owners and allowing the forest industry to expand,” said company chairman David Symons.

He said Euroforest Ireland is determined to ensure delivery of a harvesting and marketing service to ensure maxi¬mum financial returns from thinning and final harvest to forest ownerns.

The Euroforest service in Britain advises major forest owners who harvest close to 2m cubic metres of timber annually.

Irish forestry output is forecast to double over the next 20 years, increasing from 4m tonnes to 8m tonnes by 2035.

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