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Get FREE Support For Your Woodland Creation

Planting trees on your land is a valuable way to provide enhancement to the local environment, and build resilience for years to come. Trees have multiple benefits; including providing homes for wildlife, creating mosaic habitats for plants and animals, catching and storing carbon, and acting to help flood resilience. In addition, if desired and managed correctly, it can provide a source of timber income in future years.

Free Support For Woodland Planting

Funding to help towards the costs of planting trees can be obtained through the Forestry Commission England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) or the Woodland Trust MOREwoods scheme.

England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) From the Forestry Commission

  • Receive up to £10,200 per hectare, plus up to a further £12,700 in Additional Contributions for public benefits, to support your woodland creation scheme
  • Norfolk FWAG provide free advice and fill out applications forms for landowners
  • Annual maintenance payments of £400 per hectare for 15 years
  • 1100-1600 trees per hectare (broadleaves) or 1100-2500 per hectare (conifers)
  • 1 hectare minimum planting area

MoreWoods Scheme From the Woodland Trust

  • Up to 75% of capital costs
  • Free woodland design and planning
  • All plants and materials supplied by the Woodland Trust direct to your land
  • Minimum 500 trees or 0.5 hectare planting area
  • No ongoing payments
  • Simple application process

Other Tree Planting Schemes 

Occasionally there are also some local or regional schemes which provide targeted funding for trees in specific locations. Funding can also be obtained through Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier.

How Norfolk FWAG Will Support Your Woodland Creation

Norfolk FWAG has the expertise to help you get the most out of a woodland planting scheme, including providing planting advice, choosing the right tree species, creating planting maps, and any necessary liaisons with the Forestry Commission. Over the last few years, we have helped to plant more than 60,000 trees across Norfolk.

In conjunction with Norfolk County Council and their 1 Million Trees project, we are excited to be offering a completely free service to help pull together an application to any of the funding schemes.

This means that you get advice from our specialist advisers to create a suitable planting scheme on your land, plus we will complete all the application paperwork and liaise with any relevant bodies – all for FREE.  This work can often amount to several days’ work by an adviser, so using this service to help get an application together is an immensely valuable resource you should use.

Contact us today on 01603 814869 or advice@norfolkfwag.co.uk to get your application started