Huh. Yeah, that's a good point. I suppose I didn't go into the why part of things all that much. I should probably ask the question. I got the impression they just wanted forest established, nothing more than that.interesting. teagasc are an agriculture body, didn't know they'd get involved with a purely biodiversity initiative.
i would be curious about whether there are conditions of the grants being awarded, such as thinning, etc.
There are conditions, they are specific in the trees they want planted and they come back after... I think four or five years to check that the forest actually did establish. You have to get the tree man to come and look over the land, and he sets out what bits are eligible. Like if you have really scrubby rocky stuff which he believes wouldn't hold a population of trees you won't get that area included in your acreage.