Forestry Development Programme
The Forestry Development Programme aims to support the objectives of the National Development Plan 2007-2013 by addressing structural weaknesses and development gaps in order to maximise the potential of the forestry sector.
FORESTRY PROGRAMME 2007-2013
The Forestry programme includes the following:
- an Afforestation Scheme for both agricultural and (for the first time) non-agricultural land; Afforestation Scheme Document (doc 172Kb)
- the Forest Environment Protection Scheme (FEPS): To encourage planting of high nature value forestry on REPS farms; FEPS Scheme 2008 (pdf 205Kb)
- the Native Woodland Scheme, to promote the planting and conservation of Ireland's native woodland species; Native Woodland Scheme (pdf 172Kb)
- the Neighbourwood Scheme, to create new opportunities for the establishment of amenity woodlands; NeighbourWood Scheme (pdf 174Kb)
- a Woodland Improvement Scheme, promoting the thinning and tending of established forests in order to maximise economic potential;
- a Forest Roads Scheme; Forest Road Scheme Document (doc 81Kb)
- a Forest Reconstitution Scheme, providing a basis for replanting where required. Reconstitution of Woodlands Scheme Document (doc 74Kb)
Forestry Promotion & Training
The overall objectives of the work undertaken by Forestry Division in relation to Forestry Promotion and Training are:
- To promote knowledge on the sustainable management of forests;
- To support vocational training;
- To improve the overall performance and competitiveness of forests;
- To help forest owners to increase their knowledge of forest management;
- To raise awareness of the many benefits of forestry,and
- To promote the development of Forestry Producer Groups.
For further information contact the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford. Tel: 053 9160200 Lo-call: 1890 200 223 Fax: 053 9143836.