Forestry Establishment Grant & Premiums

Forestry establishment is covered by a full, exchequer backed grant. This is to encourage further planting nationally to increase the national cover from below 11% to 18%.

Green Belt's foresters will assess your land and make the most suitable application to match your lands and your expectations. Your local forester will assist you through the entire process.

Premiums are paid at varying rates based on species and area planted. The download highlights the generous, tax free premiums available.

New Planting - Return on Investment

Return on investment calculations are based on the most common scheme prices. Prices from 1st Jan 2019 and may vary due to various factors. Please get in touch with Greenbelt for more options.

Maurice Ryan of Green Belt

Get in touch with Maurice Ryan, Green Belt's Business Development Director on Tel: +353 (0)87 675 3097 or @

Green Belt is your natural environment and forestry management expert. We provide professional services nationally through our network of foresters. Green Belt can manage your harvest, establishment, replanting and provide a structured plan for your lands and portfolio.