Kestrel Forestry Services

About Us

Who are Kestrel Forestry Consultants

Kestrel Forestry Consultants  is the trade name of my business which was set up in 2002. Originally from Delvin in County Westmeath I have been living in Coolgreany, North Wexford since 1989 from where the company is based. I first entered the forestry profession at the age of 18 in 1977 as a trainee forester, with the then Dept. of Lands - Forest and Wildlife Service.  

I have gained over 30 years experience in all aspects of Forestry Management from inventory and establishment to harvesting - working in Cork, Donegal, Mayo and Wicklow for the Forest Service until 1989, and then in the South East with Coillte until 2002.
In August 2002 I left Coillte to set up Kestrel Forestry Consultants and have been involved in the establishment and management of forest plantations and general forest consultancy services all over the South East, and further whenever viable. Kestrel are the Irish agents for TUBEX Tree shelters, DISTEIN Forest Marking Paint and ARS Pruning Tools

In 2008 we launched Ireland's first ever Forestry Webshop selling forest accessories like tree shelters, marking paint, DBH tapes, biodegradable mulch mats, tree ties etc.


Training and Qualifications 




Spruce Bark Beetle discovered in UK
Forestry Commission act on tree pest detected in Kent…

Minister Announces Major Ash Dieback Review.
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture…

New Improved Grant and Premiums after Mid-Term Review
  Government Approves New Measures for Irish Forestry…