Government makes woodland creation grants available

From today landowners can put for grants that will help create woodland on his or her property.

The grant scheme is prepared to take all qualifying land managers. Successful applicants will receive a two-year capital grant as much as 6,800 per hectare, with an possibility to make application for annual maintenance payments for years.

Environment Minister Thrse Coffey said: “Planting trees has become the simplest ways we can easily purchase our surroundings for generations to come. They provide a haven for wildlife, reduce flood risk and improve water quality C making them some of our most cherished assets.

“I have noticed first-hand how planting trees can subject at places for example the Lowther Estate in Cumbria, therefore i would urge landowners to use to the scheme.”

Richard Greenhous, Forest Services Director to the Forestry Commission, said: “Aside through the environmental benefits, planting trees on your own land may offer a substitute revenue stream. A nearby Woodland Officer will offer advice and support during the entire application process.”

Alongside the Woodland Creation Grant, landowners might also make application for the EWoodland Creation Planning Grant that can help with planning and proposals.

The Forestry Commission has appointed a different team of specialised woodland creation officers to assist landowners over the application process for giant scale projects.

More info on the funding available choices can be obtained?here?and applicants can?contact the Forestry Commission?for extra advice and assistance.

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