BROADLEAF WOODLAND PLANTING OPPORTUNITY
In addition to Poplar plantations we can also create for you mixed broadleaf woodlands that will add value, diversity, wildlife habitats and environmental benefits to your landscape.
The Poplar Tree Company…
Your Questions Answered
Q. Does the whole area in the grant application have to be planted with trees?
A. You are allowed up to 20% of the area on which grant is paid for access and rides.
Q. Can I plant the crop myself and get advice from the Poplar Tree Company
A. Yes, we are very flexible in how much or how little involvement we have. Typically we can offer a management package of an annual visit plus unlimited telephone advice for £150/ site per year (+VAT)
Q. Can I manage the planted area myself?
A. Yes. If you do not decide to enter a joint venture then you can manage the site yourself. A Forestry Commission officer will inspect the trees from time to time and the planted area must be maintained to their satisfaction to be eligible for the 20% 5th year payment.
Q. How long does the area have to be committed to trees?
A. For mixed broadleaf this is normally 30 years
Q. Do I have to pay Income Tax on any revenue from the trees?
A. Sale of timber from farms is free of Income Tax under current legislation.
Q. Is there a minimum area of land that I need to commit to tree planting to be eligible for the grant?
A. Larger areas get higher points under the scoring system but an area of 3ha is a suitable size to aim for and this can be made up of smaller parcels within the same farm.
Q. How should I get started?
A. Just get in touch with the Poplar Tree Company on 01981 250253 or email on
firstname.lastname@example.org leaving contact details.
Based in Hereford the Poplar Tree Company is helping land owners earn extra revenue by providing information on tree planting and help with farm diversification to woodlands. The Poplar Tree Company can help with site appraisal and the application of grants for planting trees. The Forestry Commission and DEFRA offer grants for planting trees that allo tree planting to be done without any capital outlay from the landowner. If you would like more information on farm diversification to woodlands or grants for planting trees please contact us on 01981 250253.