Afforestation Grants €/Ha. *
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.
*Note: The planting of ash as a grant aided species has been terminated by the Forest Service due to Ash-Dieback disease, however the grant for Sycamore remains the same.
90% Sitka Spruce + 10% diverse species.
100% Norway Spruce / Douglas Fir / Hybrid Larch, Scots pine
GPC 5 Broadleaf:
Includes Sycamore, Cherry, Spanish Chestnut, Walnut etc
Premium Rates - Euros/Ha. for 15 Years*
Note: Premium rates/Acre range from €206 for GPC 3 the most common category to €267 for Oak.
Native Woodland Rate: €275/acre
NB: Same rate for all landowners, no difference now between farmers and non-farmers.
Tax-Free Premiums for