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) Annual Premium Rate per Hectare
Years 1-15
Site<10ha Site >10ha
GPC 1 (Unenclosed) €185 €190
GPC 2 (Sitka Spruce/Lodgepole Pine) €440 €450
GPC 3 (10% Diverse – Spruce) €510 €520
GPC 4 (Diverse) €590 €600
GPC 5 (Broadleaf ) €605 €620
GPC 6 (Oak) €645 €660
GPC 7 (Beech) €645 €660
GPC 8 (Alder & Birch) €605 €620
GPC 9 Native Woodland Establishment (oak-birch-holly-hazel) €665 €680
GPC 10 Native Woodland Establishment (alder – oak) €665 €680

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