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Afforestation and Woodland creation schemes

The new Forestry Programme 2014 – 2020 opened on the 1st January 2015 to encourage farmers to plant by providing 100% establishment grants and 15 years of annual forest premiums. There is funding to plant 44,000 hectares of new forests over the programme.

The following are the grant and premium rates for all categories:

Grant Premium Category Total Grant€/ha Additional Fencing Allocation€/ha IS436 Alternative Fencing Allocation €/haNon IS436 Premium Rate  Duration of Premium (Years)
GPC 1 – Unenclosed 2600 500 350 €185 15
GPC 2 – Sitka spruce/lodgepole pine 3545 500 350 €440 15
GPC 3 – 10% Diverse 3650 500 350 €510 15
GPC 4 – Diverse 3965 500 350 €560 15
GPC 5 – Broadleaf 5435 500 450 €575 15
GPC 6 – Oak / Beech 5750 500 450 €615 15
GPC 7 – Beech 5750 500 450 €615 15
GPC 8  – Alder 3860 500 450 €575 15
GPC 9 – Native Woodland Establishment (Scenarios 1-3) 5750 500 450 €635 15
GPC 10- Native Woodland establishment (Scenario 4) 5435 500 450 €635 15
GPC 11 – Agro-forestry 4450 500 450 €260 5
GPC 12a – Forestry for Fibre 2450 500 450 €180 10
GPC 12b – Forestry for Fibre (Aspen) 2165 500 450 €180 10

 

For more information click here.

Native Woodland Scheme Establishment (August 2011)

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