Mid Western Forestry, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

www.midwesternforestry.ie

Mid Western Forestry

Forestry Management from Planting to Harvesting

Afforestation Grant Premiums

Afforestation Grant Scheme

The   afforestation   grant   scheme   includes   a   100% establishment    grant    which    covers    the    cost    of planting   your   land   (cultivation,   Trees,   planting, fertiliser,   fencing,   vegetation   control   and   4   years maintenance)    and    an    annual    income    tax    free premium payment for 15 years. A   Afforestation    grant    approval    is    valid    for    18 months   so   you   have   time   to   decide   if   forestry   is the    best    option    for    you.    Please    note    that    an application for approval can take 3 - 6 months
Forest Premium Rates (January 2015):
GPC (Grant & Premium Category)
Per Ha Rate <10ha
1 - Unenclosed
€185
€190
2 - Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine
€440
€450
3 – 10% Diverse
€510
€520
4 – Diverse
€590
€600
5 – Broadleaf
€605
€620
6 – Oak / Beech
€645
€660
7 – Beech
€645
€660
8 – Alder
€605
€620
9 - Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 1-3)
€665
€680
10 - Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 4)
€665
€680
11 – Agro-forestry
€645
€660
12 – Forestry for Fibre
€510
€520

Native Woodland Scheme Grant Premiums

Native Woodland Scheme

The   Native   Woodland   Scheme   (NWS)   is   aimed   at   protecting, enhancing    and    expanding    Ireland’s    native    woodland    resource and   associated   biodiversity,   through   appropriate   planting   and management to:

Native Woodland Scheme1

Support high nature value farming Enhance the quality and diversity of Ireland’s landscapes Improve   water   and   land   management   and   contribute   to   meeting the    Water    Framework    Directive    objectives    by    improving    soil stability adjoining watercourses. Protect    and    expand    Ireland’s    native    woodland    resource    by improving   connectivity   between   existing   native   woodlands   and between other natural and semi-natural habitats Increase    woodland    cover    to    contribute    positively    towards climate change mitigation Promote     the     application     of     close-to-nature     forestry     and traditional    woodland    management    systems    and    to    encourage wood   and   non-wood   production,   where   compatible   with   native woodland biodiversity.

Element 1: Native Woodland Conservation

Provides funding for the conservation, protection and enhancement of existing native woodlands and the conversion, where appropriate, of existing non-native forests to native woodlands.

Element 2: Native Woodland Establishment

Provides funding for the establishment of new native woodlands on greenfield sites. Native Woodland Establishment is covered by the same full establishment grant as the Afforestation Grant Scheme and the highest Forest Premium rate of €635/ha (€257/acre), see below:

The Scheme provides financial support for landowners

under two separate elements:

GPC (Grant & Premium Category)
Per Ha
Per Acre
9- Native Woodland Establishment (Scenarios 1-3)
€635
€257
10- Native Woodland establishment (Scenario 4)
€635
€257

Native Woodland Scheme Grant Premiums

Woodland Improvement Scheme

The   Woodland   Improvement   Scheme   will   provide   financial   support   to   forest   owners   towards   the   cost   of   works associated with tending and thinning of forests planted since 1980. The   aim   of   the   scheme   is   to   stimulate   investment   in   the   improvement,   protection   and   development   of   broadleaved woodlands   and   forests   through   the   felling   of   malformed   and   over   mature   trees;   felling   of   additional   trees   to   release potential    crop    trees    (PCT);    pruning    to    improve    stem    quality;    thinning    or    re-spacing    to    promote    growth    and management   and   re-spacing   of   natural   regeneration.   Tending   and   thinning   also   benefits   biodiversity   by   increasing light and contributing to shrub and ground flora abundance. The grant rate available for this scheme is €750/ha.

Forest Road Construction Grant

forest road construction Grant

Grant aid towards the cost of forest road construction is available from the Forest Service for plantations subject to the following conditions: • 50% of the plantation must be within 2 years of harvesting • Grant aid is allowable up to a maximum of 20 metres per hectare • Forest roads meeting approved specification receive a road grant rate of €40 per metre • 90% of the road grant is payable on completion of road works In order to be eligible for a road grant. • 20% of the forest must be thinned within three years of receiving the 1st instalment grant.

the following operations are eligible for support:

• Tree clearance • Inceptor drains and Formation work • Base course and surfacing • Bell mouths and turntables • Internal Turning junctions • Culverts and Bridges
Premium Duration (years)
Per Ha Rate >10ha
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
5
15
Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

www.midwesternforestry.ie

Mid Western Forestry 

Mid Western Forestry

Call 068 32266 

West & South West

Bernard Carey  087 236 1040

Midlands

Bernard Kiernan 087 280 9774

South & South West

Paul Neville 087 271 1167

Regional Managers

Afforestation Grant Premiums

Afforestation Grant Scheme

The afforestation grant scheme includes a 100% establishment grant which covers the cost of planting your land (cultivation, Trees, planting, fertiliser, fencing, vegetation control and 4 years maintenance) and an annual income tax free premium payment for 15 years. A Afforestation grant approval is valid for 18 months so you have time to decide if forestry is the best option for you. Please note that an application for approval can take 3 - 6 months
Forest Premium Rates (January 2015):

Native Woodland Scheme

The Native Woodland Scheme (NWS) is aimed at protecting, enhancing and expanding Ireland’s native woodland resource and associated biodiversity, through appropriate planting and management to:

Native Woodland Scheme1

Support high nature value farming Enhance the quality and diversity of Ireland’s landscapes Improve water and land management and contribute to meeting the Water Framework Directive objectives by improving soil stability adjoining watercourses. Protect and expand Ireland’s native woodland resource by improving connectivity between existing native woodlands and between other natural and semi-natural habitats, Increase woodland cover to contribute positively towards climate change mitigation Promote the application of close-to-nature forestry and traditional woodland management systems and to encourage wood and non-wood production, where compatible with native woodland biodiversity.

Element 1: Native Woodland Conservation

Provides funding for the conservation, protection and enhancement of existing native woodlands and the conversion, where appropriate, of existing non-native forests to native woodlands.

Element 2: Native Woodland Establishment

Provides funding for the establishment of new native woodlands on greenfield sites. Native Woodland Establishment is covered by the same full establishment grant as the Afforestation Grant Scheme and the highest Forest Premium rate of €635/ha (€257/acre), see below:

The Scheme provides financial support for

landowners under two separate elements:

GPC (Grant & Premium Category)
Per Ha
Per Acre
9- Native Woodland Establishment (Scenarios 1-3)
€635
€257
10- Native Woodland establishment (Scenario 4)
€635
€257

Forest Road Construction Grant

Grant aid towards the cost of forest road construction is available from the Forest Service for plantations subject to the following conditions: • 50% of the plantation must be within 2 years of harvesting • Grant aid is allowable up to a maximum of 20 metres per hectare • Forest roads meeting approved specification receive a road grant rate of    €40 per metre • 90% of the road grant is payable on completion of road works In order to be    eligible for a road grant. • 20% of the forest must be thinned within three years of receiving the 1st    instalment grant.

The following operations are eligible for support:

• Tree clearance • Inceptor drains and Formation work • Base course and surfacing • Bell mouths and turntables • Internal Turning junctions • Culverts and Bridges

Native Woodland Scheme Grant Premiums

Woodland Improvement Scheme

The Woodland Improvement Scheme will provide financial support to forest owners towards the cost of works associated with tending and thinning of forests planted since 1980. The aim of the scheme is to stimulate investment in the improvement, protection and development of broadleaved woodlands and forests through the felling of malformed and over mature trees; felling of additional trees to release potential crop trees (PCT); pruning to improve stem quality; thinning or re-spacing to promote growth and management and re-spacing of natural regeneration. Tending and thinning also benefits biodiversity by increasing light and contributing to shrub and ground flora abundance. The grant rate available for this scheme is €750/ha.
GPC (Grant & Premium Category)
Per Ha Rate <10ha
1 - Unenclosed
€185
€190
2 - Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine
€440
€450
3 – 10% Diverse
€510
€520
4 – Diverse
€590
€600
5 – Broadleaf
€605
€620
6 – Oak / Beech
€645
€660
7 – Beech
€645
€660
8 – Alder
€605
€620
9 - Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 1-3)
€665
€680
10 - Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 4)
€665
€680
11 – Agro-forestry
€645
€660
12 – Forestry for Fibre
€510
€520
Premium Duration (years)
Per Ha Rate >10ha
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
5
15