North East Forestry Group


“It’s a wise man who plants trees whose shade he will never sit.”

North East Forestry Group

Navan  |  Co Meath  |  Republic of Ireland

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Established May 2013


The North East Forestry Group was formed with the support of Teagasc in May 2013.  It is open to forest owners in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan. 

Currently there are 37,360 hectares with 930 forest owners in the above counties.  The county breakdown is as follows:

  1. Bullet16,830 hectares in Cavan with 462 forest owners;

  2. News2,430 hectares in Louth with 45 forest owners;

  3. Home12,500 hectares in Meath with 259 forest owners; and

  4. About Us5,600 hectares in Monaghan with 164 forest owners.

The purpose of this Group, is to gather forest owners who are interested in maximising their forest’s potential return and, with the help of Teagasc, there can be a number of benefits:

  1. EventsGathering clusters of similar aged plantations, to get economies of scale in harvesting and seller of timber.

  2. NewsRunning various courses (e.g. chainsaw and first aid).

  1. Forest producers can pool knowledge of contractors and thinning procedures to achieve best return from their forests.

  2. The North East Forestry Group provides a number of field days and events, with expert speakers on various forest activities.

  3. We welcome all sizes and categories of forest and forest owners from the novice to the experienced.

  4. The North East Forestry Group are one of the only private owner groups in Ireland to achieve FSC Certification.

  5. BulletWe have run a very successful Knowledge Transfer Group (KTG) in 2018, where forest owners were paid to attend various workshops and field days to expand their knowledge and learn best practices in managing their forest.

Remember, forestry is a crop like any other,

and although longer growing, does need nurturing to achieve full potential.

North East Forestry Group gratefully acknowledges the support of Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department.(