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Woodland and Forestry

New forest planning grant

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A new grant for planning productive forestry is being piloted this year. The grant is paid at £100/hectare for planting proposals which are greater than 30 hectares.  It's designed to help cover the costs of undertaking special assessments when preparing planting proposals such as landscape design assessments, historic and cultural assessments and establishing stakeholder interests.  The grant will be focused on productive conifers, but can also be used for productive broadleaves and Foresetry Commission Scotland hope it will help to encourage more productive forestry.

You can read more about the grant here

Elsewhere, the Woodland Expansion Advisory Group are holding a series of meetings to gather people's views on how to take forward woodland expansion.  The meetings take place across the country in February and March and you can find a full list of dates and venues here.

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