Forest establishment grants
There are two main benefits to forestry on your farm
However, farm forestry has the ability to store (sequester) carbon. The rate of sequestration depends on several factors including tree species, growth rate, soil type and various management activities. For instance, a Sitka spruce forest can potentially sequester more than four tonnes of carbon per hectare per year.
The European Commission recently announced proposals for binding Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets for EU member states including Ireland. The use of credits from the land sector - mainly focussed on afforestation and soil carbon - may be used to enable Ireland to comply with its overall sectoral emissions targets.
Does Forestry Impact on your BPS and/or ANC payments?
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