May 15, 2015
FEL appoints new Regional Manager for the North West division
Forest Enterprises Ltd. recently appointed Edward Mc Ternan as Regional Manager of the company’s North West division. Edward is a graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology with an Honours Degree in Land Management (Forestry). He brings with him extensive experience in Afforestation, Reforestation, Maintenance, Roading and Harvesting.
FEL currently manages 21,000 acres of forestry in the North West area with Edward responsible for Sligo, Donegal, Cavan, North Longford, North Roscommon and North Westmeath. Edward will also oversee the harvesting of highly productive harvesting sites in the area. The North West experiences some of the fastest growth rates in the country.
Speaking about his new role with FEL, Edward highlighted that “Anyone planting under the Government’s forestry programme for 2014-2020 can receive an increased premium of up to €249 per acre over a period of 15 years. The new scheme opens the benefits of forestry to those who could not qualify in the past including non-farmers, individuals leasing land and those who availed of the Early Retirement Scheme”.
Edward is eager to meet any farmers and landowners interested in afforestation following the launch of the new forestry programme. He pointed out that FEL works closely with each client to provide the best advice to maximise forestry income and ensure that investments are commercially viable.
FEL have over 20 years’ experience in forestry harvesting. They operate a very simple, transparent and secure harvesting system from first thinning to clear-fell ensuring forest owners get the best price for their timber while protecting the future value of their crop.
FEL currently manage over 40,000 acres of forestry in Ireland. Services include establishment, annual management, forest roads, harvesting, investment forestry and the buying of plantations. FEL manage forestry within a number of estates including Markree Castle Estate, Coopers Hill Estate, Coolavin Estate, Brownhall Estate, Kilcooley Estate, Anaghmore Estate, Cloonalis Estate and The Perceval Estate.
Forestry provides a stable annual income for a period of 15 years, with income from timber harvesting starting soon after the end of the premiums provided commercial conifers are planted on the land. Revenue earned from premiums and timber sales is income tax-free subject to the income tax threshold.
Freephone FEL today on 1800 719 399 or call Edward McTernan on 086 027 0309 for a free site visit. For more information on farm forestry or visit www.fel.ie