Anne Welsh, Ballycullane (Wexford), planted with FEL in 2014.
I found out about Veon and the benefits of forestry from regional manager, Tom O’ Dwyer, who lives close to my land. Tom was approachable, thorough and knowledgeable. I was also familiar with other sites that Veon had planted and saw how well the trees were growing.
When I decided to plant, Veon completed all the paper work, mapping and dealt with the forest service on my behalf. They organised the machine work, fencing and planting of the land. I had very little to do actually. My forester advised me through the entire process and made sure the job was completed properly. Tom always answered the phone and dealt with questions I had for him.
I would absolutely recommend Veon to anyone interested in forestry.
Eamon Daly is based in Cloonshecahill, Co. Galway. He worked with Veon to carry out planting in 2016.
I saw an ad for Veon in the Farmers Journal and decided to contact their regional manager, Ken Sweeney, about my land. Ken walked the site in detail with me and came up with a plan that suited my needs. Ken proceeded with the application and managed all of the paperwork. I was kept up to date with how my application was going. When the application was approved, Veon took on the entire job.
The work was done well and I was educated on the benefits of forestry throughout. Ken assured me on the land use change and I’m glad I did it. I was able to trust Veon as I work during the day and needed to know that the work was being done right.
I have started talking to people I know about forestry and have been passing on Ken’s phone number. I have realised that I spent more money on the land I planted over the years fighting rushes than I spent on all of my other land. Working with Veon will reduce this cost and bring in revenue from forest premiums.
Ger Nolan, Castlegarden, Gowran, Kilkenny, contracted Veon to harvest his forest in 2014.
When I wanted to thin my forest, I had no idea how to go about it. I contacted Veon, who organised the road construction and the harvesting operation. I had complete peace of mind that that job was being carried out to a high standard. My regional manager, Tom O’Dwyer, was very easy to work with.
I found Veon to be very professional in their approach and everything was explained thoroughly to me from start to finish. I have recommended Veon to other landowners.