05March2024

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Autumn Forestry Planting - 1,500 Additional Hectare

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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is issuing financial approvals for 1,500 hectares of new forestry planting for the current Autumn planting season.  Planting grants in respect of over 5,100 hectares have been paid this year to date and these new approvals are in addition to that figure. The Minister of State said, “I am very aware of the importance of the Autumn grant approval in maintaining confidence in the forestry sector”.

Forestry represents an extremely valuable and sustainable resource and is an indigenous Irish industry supporting many thousands of jobs, many of them in rural areas.  The forestry sector makes an overall economic contribution to meeting national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

The ongoing rollout of financial approvals for the autumn planting season shows that the Government recognises the importance of forestry to the economy and reflects its commitment to supporting the development of the sector.

Source: The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - Autumn Forestry Planting - 1,500 Additional Hectare