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A Forest to Suit Every Farm - Farm Forest Owner Profiles

19 June 2020
Type Booklet

Learn why farmers around the country have chosen forestry and explore their experiences to date.

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Farm forests in Ireland are becoming increasingly important as they mature and provide a wide range of diverse goods and services to their owners and to society. Initially farm forest owners may be attracted by the annual premium payment available that help to stabilise and enhance the overall farm income or they may be motivated by the need to restructure or diversify the farm activities.

This booklet profiles a number of forest owners and provides valuable insights into what motivated them to plant, what their experiences of planting have been and how they are now using their forests for their own and wider benefits. We would like to thank all the forest owners profiled for sharing their experiences and allowing us to use their forests as case studies. We hope that this will encourage others to emulate them or discover new and different ways to benefit from farm forest opportunities.