It is strongly recommended that forest owners insure their forest crops as the Forest Reconstitution Scheme no longer covers fire or wind damage.
There are a number of effective insurance policies on offer and forest owners should shop around for the most suitable.
Insurance for fire, storm, lightning and other specified perils should be considered.
Insurance policies may cover loss of timber value, cost of replanting, fire brigade charges, public liability and employers liability.
Companies who may offer forest insurance include:
- FBD Insurance, 1890 617 617
- Western Forestry Co-Op, Sligo, 071-9161458
- WoodlandCover, Galway, 091-562016
- Some forestry companies may also provide insurance cover