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Woodland Forestry Planting Incentives

Woodland Forestry Planting Incentives

Landowners that enter the scheme can qualify for an annual income

tax free premium payable for 15 years. The land owner or applicant remains the full owner of the land and the timbe

Grant / Premium Category
Annual Premium Rate < 10ha
Annual Premium Rate > 10ha
Duration (years)
1 – Unenclosed
€185
€190
15
2 – Sitka spruce / Lodgepole pine
€440
€450
15
3 – 10% Diverse Conifer
€510
€520
15
4 – Diverse Conifer
€590
€600
15
5 – Broadleaf
€605
€620
15
6 – Oak
€645
€660
15
7 – Beech
€645
€660
15
8 – Alder and Birch
€605
€620
15
9 – Native Woodland Establishment (oak-birch-holly-hazel)
€665
€680
15
10 – Native Woodland Establishment (alder-oak woodland))
€665
€680
15
11 – Agro-Forestry
€645
€660
5
12 – Forestry for Fibre
€510
€520
15
Grants

Woodland Creation Grants

Grants cover the costs of establishing a plantation including, ground preparation, plants, planting, vegetation control, fencing and four years maintenance. Therefore it is cost free to establish and maintain a plantation. Forestry Services Ltd. complete all paperwork on your behalf to ensure the process is as straightforward as possible.