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Mixed High Forests with mainly spruce and 20% broadleaves

Forest Type 12 (FT12)

The aim of FT12 – Mixed High Forests: mainly spruce, 20% broadleaves is to create timber production forests with Sitka spruce and at least 20% broadleaves.

Forest composition

A FT12 forest comprises an intimate mix of Sitka spruce and /or Lodgepole pine and can also include other conifers (see FT11 - Mixed High Forests with conifers and broadleaves).

Broadleaves must make up at least 20% by area and can be intimately mixed and / or planted in groups through the forest.

All species must be planted at a stocking rate of 2,500 stems / ha and at a spacing of 2 x 2 metres.

Grant rates


Forest Type

Grant Rates
(excluding fencing)

Annual Premium

Number of Premiums
for Non-Farmers

Number of Premiums
for Farmers


Mixed High Forests with mainly spruce, 20% broadleaves





Additional support measures

  • A 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. 

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