Woodland & Forestry

Whether you are looking for assistance in creating a new woodland or you have an established wood that requires attention, we are happy to help.

woodlandCountryside Stewardship supports existing woodland through Higher Tier management options; in addition CS offers planning grants for woodland creation projects over 5ha (applications open all year).

Woodland management options require Forestry Commission approved management plans to be in place prior to submitting applications.  Funding is available for the production of management plans for woodlands over 3 hectares.  Woodland management applications can be submitted all year round.

The England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) funds the creation of woodlands.  The capital payments are intended to cover 100% of the costs, with a £350/ha/year maintenance payment  following establishment. Additional contributions are available depending on location. 

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is introducing agroforestry actions in summer 2024, and CSS includes scrub creation payments. 

Capital items are available through CSS and the Farming Investment Fund. 

How we can help

  • Funding applications 
  • Woodland Management Plans
  • Planting plans
  • Felling licences
  • Woodland surveys and condition assessments (non-silvicultural) 

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