Forestry Schemes

Forestry grants are available from the Forest Service (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine) under the Forestry Programme 2014-2020. The Department set out the requirements of the funding in the scheme manual ad approves the grant and premium payments.

Afforestation and Woodland Creation scheme

Native Woodland Establishment scheme

Native Woodland Conservation scheme

Forest Road scheme

Woodland Improvement  scheme – Thinning grant scheme

Woodland Improvement – Continuous Forest Cover scheme


Register of Foresters and Forestry Consultants

For a listing of registered Foresters and Forestry Consultants click here.

For a listing of List of Native Woodland Scheme (NWS) Ecologists click here.

Directory of professional Ecologists for forestry projects click here.


Procedures and Operational Standards

The Forest Standards Manual sets out the procedures and operational standards required under the various forestry support schemes. Adherence to procedures and operation standards is a condition of all grant schemes and aims to ensure that all timber produced in Ireland is derived from sustainably managed forests and that State investment in forestry is protected.

Forestry Standards Manual

Land Type for Afforestation

Environmental Requirements for Afforestation

Appropriate Assessment Procedures 

Code of Best Forest Practice Part 1

Code of Best Forest Practice Part 2