About Us

Our mission is to establish and grow Irish native forestry. Ireland has the lowest forest cover of all European countries: approximately 11% compared to an European average of well over 30%.

Over the centuries, Ireland experienced a near-total destruction of its forests mainly because of human activity and a deterioration of the climate: from an initial forest cover of around 80% to less than 1%. Ireland is the only country in Europe where such complete forest destruction took place.

Our core objective is to establish new native woodland forests that are both commercially viable and sustainable.

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." Chinese Proverb

The Board

The board consists of 7 special members. We are all shareholders in the coop and serve on the board as volunteers.

David Fallon
Co. Louth
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Michael Houghton
Co. Limerick
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Other Board Members

Aaron Glennon Co. Dublin
Alice D’Arcy Co. Cork
Marie-Christine Matos Co. Wicklow
Nathanael Boulot Co.Sligo
Paul Kelly Co. Cork

NATIVE WOODLAND CO-OP LIMITED is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 2018.

Registered on the 29th of September 2020, with the registration number 5958R.

NATIVE WOODLAND CO-OP LIMITED has been set up and is supported by The Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society.