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Afforestation Grant Scheme

 Mounding comp2The afforestation grant scheme includes a 100% establishment grant which covers the cost of planting your land (cultivation, Trees, planting, fertiliser, fencing, vegetation control and 4 years maintenance) and an annual income tax free premium payment for 15 years.

What are the benefits of Forestry?

- Tax Free income for 15yrs
- Full planting grant – costs you nothing
- Retain your Full Single Farm Payment
- Retain 100% ownership of Trees and Land
- Timber is a Secure Pension Plan

Your local Co-op forester will call out and inspect your land for Free, explain the scheme and options to you and submit an application for afforestation approval on your behalf. You are under no obligation to plant your land when you receive this approval and an approval is valid for 18 months so you have time to decide if forestry is the best option for you. Please note that an application for approval can take 3 - 6 months so apply now and you will have the choice of planting next spring.

Please contact us for more information

Forest Premium Rates (January 2015):

GPC (Grant & Premium Category)
Per Ha
Per Acre
1 - Unenclosed
€185
€75
2 - Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine
€440
€178
3 – 10% Diverse
€510
€206
4 – Diverse
€560
€227
5 – Broadleaf
€575
€233
6 – Oak / Beech
€615
€249
7 – Beech
€615
€249
8 – Alder
€575
€233
9 - Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 1-3)
€635
€257
10 - Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 4)
€635
€257
11 – Agro-forestry
€260
€105
12 – Forestry for Fibre
€180
€73

 

 

Our Location

Western Forestry Coop
ICOS House
Finisklin Road
Sligo
Ireland

Contact Details

Telephone: +353 (0)71 9161458

Email: info@westernforestrycoop.ie