Forest Road Grant

Access for timber removal is extremely important for harvest operations. A forest road grant is available from the Forest Service to assist in the construction of the road. The grant rate for a forest road is €40 a linear meter to a maximum of 25 linear meters per hectare (owners may have to extend their road if necessary at their own expense if forest does not meet the required area for the completion of the road). Your local Co-op forester can inspect your site to assess the layout and design of the road and submit and application for forest road grant approval to the Forest Service.

The forest road grant can aid in the following actions:

  • Tree clearance
  • Inceptor drains and Formation work
  • Base course and surfacing (stone)

  • Bell mouths and turntables
  • Culverts and Bridges
Forest Road Grant
Road Approval Criteria:

50% of forest area must be due for harvesting within next 3 years (5 years for a co-operative roading venture)

Broadleaves can be used for area calculation where the average height is 8 metres

Ownership of land on which road is to be built will be required

Western Forestry Co-op promotes co-operative road ventures and has assisted forest owners in building co-operative roads to service adjoining plantations.

Forest Road Grant

Please contact Western Forestry Co-op for more information.

Sligo: 071-9161458 Mayo: 094-9542668