Why we plant trees in Ireland

We currently only plant forests in Ireland, but it’s possible that Crowdforest will expand to other countries in future. We only operate in jurisdictions with stable governments and in areas where we can enforce ownership of the land we purchase. This is to control the long term future of our forests.

In Ireland it's relatively easy to purchase agricultural land for the purpose of establishing a forest. This contrasts with other European countries, such as Germany, where such activity is discouraged / banned.

Ireland has one of the lowest percentages of forested land in Europe, and currently offers a generous program to subsidize the planting of new forests, especially for native woodland.