Our Ecology team were busy this week completing a habitat assessment for an existing client of Euroforest Ireland. The site consisted of improved grassland, typical species of this habitat included perennial ryegrass, Yorkshire fog and broad-leaved dock. It is proposed that this site will be planted with sitka spruce. This site borders a watercourse, which currently has a ‘Water Framework Directive’ status of poor and is identified by the EPA as being at risk. A plot of native woodland will be planted adjoining this watercourse with the aim of providing a buffer zone which will positively impact on the watercourse.  

Forestry Services Ltd. will complete the application for afforestation approval and will complete any subsequent work for our client, providing a hassle-free option for forest establishment. This will provide our client with a secure income and tax-free forest premiums amounting to €746/ha for the next 20 years whilst also retaining their Basic Income Support for sustainability payments.  

To find out more, please contact us.