An afforestation grant is paid once the plantation has been satisfactorily established. This grant amounts to 75% of the overall forestry grant. The second instalment of the remaining 25% or maintenance grant is payable four years later, providing the plantation has been satisfactorily maintained.

Afforestation Premiums

Annual premiums are payable to the land owner and rates are dependant upon the species planted. In the 2014-2020 Forestry Programme, there is no difference between farmer and non-farmer rate.

Grant/Premium (GPC) Afforestation Premium Rates(Annual payments)Years 1-15
Per Hectare Per Acre
GPC 1 Unenclosed €185 €75
GPC 3 10% Diverse – Spruce €510 €206
GPC 4 Diverse €560 €227
GPC 5 Broadleaf €575 €233
GPC 6 Oak/Beech €615 €249
GPC 8 Alder €575 €233
GPC 9 Native Woodland Scheme €635 €257

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