Posted on: 31st July 2019
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced the opening of the fifth phase of the Forest Expansion Scheme and a revised Forest Protection Scheme to help woodland owners affected by Chalara ash dieback.
The Forest Expansion Scheme is intended to encourage and support landowners who wish to plant their own woodland. Successful applicants to the Forest Expansion Scheme will receive up to 100% of eligible establishment costs and annual premia for a 10-year period. Projects must conform to the UK Forestry Standard and the scheme favours bids with lower costs and which are part financed by the applicant.View more info on Forest Expansion Scheme reopens for applications