Farmers and landowners urged to plant more trees in Forestry Commission and Environment Agency initiative

by | Feb 29, 2016 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) in the North has advised farmers and landowners in North Yorkshire to apply for Woodland for Water grants, York Press has reported.

Farmers and landowners are being encouraged to plant trees in the initiative launched by the Forestry Commission and Environment Agency.

The scheme offers landowners in target areas across Yorkshire and the North-East funding to plant additional new woodland.

Grants of up to £6,800 per hectare for new woodland planting are available and eligible landowners could also generate an additional £200 per hectare for ten years.

Dorothy Fairburn, CLA North regional director, said to the York Press: “New woodland planting has lots of environmental and business benefits and can also play an important role in flood risk management.

“Applications to this scheme must be submitted by the end of March, so we are urging our members to act sooner rather than later to make sure they don’t miss out.”

A trained advisor will work closely with eligible landowners to plan and design planting and complete the application process.

Advice will also be given on protecting and maintaining the new woodland if the application is successful.

Applications can be made by emailing or phoning 01524 251002.

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