The Division of Agriculture, Surroundings and Rural Affairs (DAERA) needs to remind anybody planning on making use of for grant support for planting this winter, that the time limit for Forest Growth Scheme & Small Woodland Grant Schemes is Wednesday, August 31.

The schemes are a part of the ‘Forests for Our Future’ programme to encourage and assist landowners plant their very own woodlands.

The accessible grants can help all forms of sustainable woodland with the Small Woodland Grant Scheme being designed as a easy on-line scheme for brand spanking new native woodlands of 0.2ha and bigger, whereas the Forest Growth Scheme helps native woodland, blended woodland or business conifer woodland that may finest meet land house owners enterprise wants while contributing to a residing, working, lively panorama.

Profitable candidates to the schemes will obtain as much as 100% of eligible institution prices and annual premium funds for a 10-year interval.

DAERA needs to remind landowners who want to plant this winter that every one purposes to the Forest Growth Scheme have to be submitted to Forest Service by 3:00p.m on August 31.

All purposes to the Small Woodland Grant Scheme have to be made utilizing the web system earlier than 10:00p.m on August 31.

Northern Eire Agriculture, Surroundings and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots stated:

“These schemes are designed to draw and help farmers and different landowners to plant new woodland to enhance their land administration exercise and add to our precious woodland belongings.

“I’m happy that within the final yr land house owners planted 525ha of latest woodland below forestry grant schemes help.

“That is an encouraging response on our journey to extend the extent of afforestation wanted to achieve the targets set out within the difficult Forests for Our Future programme.

“The reopening of our forestry grant schemes will allow non-public land house owners and public sector organisations to carry ahead new woodland creation tasks for the forthcoming planting season.”