SWS Forestry is one of the leading private companies
Today, SWS Forestry is one of the leading private forestry companies operating in Ireland and a front runner in contributing to the increase in Ireland’s national afforestation cover from 4% to a much enhanced 11%. The company has now successfully established over 36,000 ha of the private estate.
Successive Government administrations have seen the advantages of investing into the forestry sector and during difficult times they have to be complemented on their commitment to the national afforestation programme. Not only did the Government assist financially in the establishment of plantations but they have also provided good tax incentives to ensure generous dividends to all stakeholders.
SWS Forestry has always believed in the potential of forestry as an indigenous resource, and how it can play a significant role in helping Ireland in the good times as well as the challenging times. This multi functioning sector not only creates employment in rural areas but also mitigates green house gases, reduces dependence on imported fuels, enhances our amenity portfolio and creates economic activity worth close to 1% of GDP.