Coillte

Coillte are privileged to be custodians of 7% of Ireland’s land. Our purpose is to deliver the multiple benefits from our forests and land.  Over 30 years, we have cared for our estate and businesses while being firmly focused on maximising the financial and social potential of these natural resources in a sustainable way. To deliver the multiple benefits from our forests and land

Put simply, managing our forests to grow wood, protect nature, provide outdoor recreation spaces and provide climate friendly construction materials.

We have three high potential businesses:

  • Forestry
  • Land Solutions
  • Medite Smartply.

Coillte are the largest supplier of certified wood in Ireland, which enables a vibrant Irish forestry sector employing 12,000 people and contributing €2.3 billion annually.

Coillte are the largest provider of outdoor recreation in Ireland; managing 6,000 forest properties.  We have an open forest policy welcoming all walkers according to the Leave No Trace Principles.  Coillte also operate 12 forest parks, 260 recreational forests and 3,000km of waymarked walking trails.

We enable government policy to be implemented in key areas such as renewables, infrastructure, industrial development, native woodland creation and tourism.

Our Medite Smartply business is Ireland’s leading producer of innovative, environmentally friendly wood panel products and exports to 32 countries worldwide.

We want future generations to continue to enjoy our landscape and resources and we remain committed to managing all our activities in a sustainable way.


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