Afforestation Scheme

Please note: The information provided below is a limited selection of the information available relating to this scheme. You can find more information on this scheme on the main Department website here.

Ireland recognises that economic, social, environmental and recreational benefits can accrue from a vibrant forestry estate. As Ireland's forest cover is, at 10%, one of the lowest in Europe, the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme provides a package to encourage planting of forests by compensating forest owners towards the costs of forestry establishment and for the income foregone during the maturation of the timber crop.

The objectives of the Scheme include:

Further information on this scheme, eligibility and where to obtain application forms is available on our main website here or by contacting:

Forest Service,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co. Wexford.
LoCall: 1890 200 223
Email: info@agriculture.gov.ie