Kestrel Forestry Services

Grants and Premiums

New Afforestation Grants 2018 €/Ha. * 

Category Establishment Grant Maintenance Grant Total Grant
Unenclosed 1,605.00 535.00 2,140.00
Non - Diverse 2,330.00    775.00 3,105.00
10% Diverse* 2,410.00    805.00 3,215.00
Diverse* 2,785.00    925.00 3,710.00
Sycamore/BL 3,960.00 1,320.00 5,280.00
Oak 4,215.00 1,405.00 5,620.00
Beech 4,21500 1,405.00 5,620.00
Alder 2,695.00    900.00 3,595.00
Agroforestry 4,215.00 1,405.00 5,620.00
Forestry Fibre 2,410.00   805.00 3,215.00

 

* Plus Fencing Grant up to €600/ha where applicable.

 

 

Note: The planting of ash as a grant aided species has been suspended by the Forest Service due to Ash-Dieback disease, however the grant for Sycamore remains the same.

 

Fencing Allowance Extra:

The afforestation grant is payable as a fixed grant as outlined in the table above. An additional fencing allowance is payable subject to the linear metres erected and limited to 100m/ha for Non IS 436 fencing and 140m/ha for IS 436 plantaions.  To qualify for the higher IS 436 grant rates all fencing posts must be certified to this standard.

The new grant is €600/ha. for both conifers and broadleaves.& BL. 

 New Deer fencing allowance €16.25/metre @ 140m/ha.  In addition deer fencing only applies to GPC'S 4-8, so Sitka spruce plantations have been excluded from quailification for deer  fencing.

 

*10% Diverse:

90% Sitka Spruce + 10% diverse species.

 

*Diverse:

100% Norway Spruce / Douglas Fir / Hybrid Larch, Scots pine

 

New  Premium Rates 2018 - Euros/ Acre for 15 Years*

Category <10ha   > 10ha.
Unenclosed 74   76  
10% Diverse * 204   208  
Diverse * 236   240
Sycamore/BL 242   248
Oak/Beech 258   264
Alder 242   248
Agroforestry 258   264
Forestry Fibre 204   208

 

NB: Same rate for all landowners, no difference now between farmers and non-farmers.

Agroforestry Premium for 5 Years.

 

Spruce Bark Beetle discovered in UK
Forestry Commission act on tree pest detected in Kent…

Minister Announces Major Ash Dieback Review.
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture…

New Improved Grant and Premiums after Mid-Term Review
  Government Approves New Measures for Irish Forestry…