New Planting Grant Scheme with Western Forestry Co-op

New Forest Premium Rates 2023

The Department of Agriculture Food and Marine have announced a proposed for the new Forestry Programme.


€1.3 billion announced for new Forestry Supports

  • Funds to be delivered through new Forestry Programme
  • Premiums for planting trees to be increased by between 46% and 66% and extended to 20 years for farmers

More news to follow.

Establishment Premium Rates 2023 – 2027 (€/ha)

What are the benefits of Forestry?
  • Tax Free income for Farmers 20 years & non Farmers 15 years

  • Retain your Full Single Farm Payment
  • Full planting grant – costs you nothing
  • Retain 100% ownership of Trees and Land
  • Timber is a Secure Pension Plan

Your local Western Forestry Co-op forester will call out and inspect your land, 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 currently valid for 36 months,

New Planting

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 Western Forestry Co-op for more information.

Sligo: 071-9161458 Mayo: 094-9542668