The next generation of forest owners

Monday 17th April @7pm

Headford Arms Hotel, Kells, Co. Meath

The North East Forestry Group are delighted to announce our guest speaker Declan McEvoy, tax consultant, at their upcoming AGM next Monday 17th April at the Headford Arms Hotel, Kells, Co. Meath, at 7pm. Declan has a deep understanding of all financial planning and tax implications involved in transferring woodland ownership to the next generation.

The event will showcase the desire of present woodland owners that the forest they planted and nurtured remains in the hands of future family generations.

Also speaking will be Kevin O’Connell, Teagasc, who will explain in very simple terms the basic cycle of Forest management along with the potential earnings of a well-managed plantation.

Olive Leavy, Irish Forest Owners, will also speak about her experience of taking over the management her family forest as a novice. Finally, our Chairman Derek McCabe will speak about possible future forest income from carbon sequestration and ecosystem payments. Forestry carbon credits & Ecosystem Payments are a way to incentivise sustainable forest management and conservation, while also contributing to the fight against climate change.

This event is open to existing and new members alike and promises to be a very informative and relaxed evening for all.

The NEFG have members in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan. Members can also get their forests PEFC and FSC® certified under the group certification scheme. Members are asked to bring the next generation of family members to this meeting so they can learn the benefits of forest ownership and how belonging to a Forest Owners Group can help to increase their knowledge in an informal group environment.