“ The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago….the next best time is now ”
Due to our fertile soils and favourable climate, many tree species grow faster in Ireland than elsewhere in Europe. Forestry has an increasingly important role to play in the countryside and is part of the answer to the financial problems currently facing traditional agriculture.
Now is time to think about planting areas of land that are difficult to manage such as…
Most new woodland planting in Northern Ireland is grant aided by the Forest Service. This is a general outline so please contact us for more details.
We offer a free initial site survey & advice without any commitment.
1. The Forest Expansion Scheme (“ tree grant ”) Phase 4 is due to open in summer 2018 for new applications.
2. Other Grants are also now available from Forest Service for the management of existing woodlands and for the replanting of felled areas.
3. The Environmental Farming Scheme similar to earlier Countryside Management Schemes is expected to open again in February 2018 for the Higher Level (targeted at land within environmentally designated sites / priority habitats). In August 2018 it will open for the Wider Level (land outside of environmentally designated areas).