Seedling Tree Removal (Mechanical)

Date published: 30 March, 2015

This is available for:

  • the mechanical clearing of seedling trees following the clearance of woodland where the seedlings are likely to affect the hydrology of a raised bog or blanket bog and hinder the recovery of the open bog habitat, or
  • the mechanical clearing of exotic tree species in native woodlands – this item may be required where saplings require removal by clearing saw

This is for higher density seedling clearance that requires a clearing saw (more than 500 stems per hectare) and the management reasons for this operation must be detailed in your Woodland Improvement Grant – Habitats and Species supporting information.

You must record the area designated for seedling tree removal on a map.

We require the site cleared of tree seedlings to be managed in the following years to ensure the site remains clear of all seedlings for a period of at least five years following the date you received your payment.

Further information

Please ensure you abide by conditions set out in the Forestry Grant Scheme claim form and guidance.

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