The Woodland Improvement Scheme will provide financial support to forest owners towards the cost of works associated with tending and thinning of forests planted since 1980.
The aim of the scheme is to stimulate investment in the improvement, protection and development of broadleaved woodlands and forests through the felling of malformed and over mature trees; felling of additional trees to release potential crop trees (PCT); pruning to improve stem quality; thinning or re-spacing to promote growth and management and re-spacing of natural regeneration. Tending and thinning also benefits biodiversity by increasing light and contributing to shrub and ground flora abundance.
The grant rate available for this scheme is €750/ha. Please contact your local Co-op Forester for more information