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Forestry Grants

Teagasc provides objective and independent information on forestry grants to private landowners 

Forest creation

The following support measures to create a new forest are due to open in the near future.

Small native forests

The Native Tree Area Scheme (NTA 1 & 2) supports the creation of small native forests (up to one hectare) on farms. An afforestation licence is not required.

Wide range of diverse forests with varying objectives

The following forest creation measures (Overview of forest establishment grant rates) support the creation of a wide range of forests with varying objectives. This scheme is open to both farmers and non-farmers. An afforestation licence will be required.

Native Forests (Forest Type 1) Other Broadleaves (Forest Type 7) 
Forests for Water (Forest Type 2)  Agroforestry (Forest Type 8) 
Forests on Public Lands (Forest Type 3)  Seed Orchards (Forest Type 9) 
NeighbourWoods (Forest Type 4)  Continuous Cover Forestry (Forest Type 10) 
Emergent Forests (Forest Type 5)  Mixed High Forests with conifers and broadleaves (Forest Type 11) 
Pure Broadleaves - oak or beech (Forest Type 6)        Mixed High Forests with spruce and broadleaves (Forest Type 12)

Additional forest creation support measures 

  • Fencing Grant ensures that newly established forests are fully protected from browsing animals.
  • An Environment Report Grant will be paid if a report from an ecologist or archaeologist is submitted. 
  • The Woodland Environmental Fund provides participating landowners (Forest Types 1 & 2) an additional once-off single payment 

Existing forests

The following support measures to better manage an existing forest are open for applications.

Useful grants information 

Further information 

Forestry Advice

Do you have forestry questions of a technical nature? Please visit the Advisory section.

Keep in mind that regulations may change over time. Before making an application, please check that you have the most recent information.

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