EXTRA SCOTTISH WOODLAND CREATION GRANTS WELCOMED BY
Forestry Research Associates, (FRA) has announced that it welcomes a new woodland
creation grant scheme that has been introduced in Scotland.
Seattle, United States, December 02, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates, (FRA) has
announced that it welcomes a new woodland creation grant scheme that has been introduced in
Anyone looking to create woodland in the northern and western isles of Scotland will be given
grants under a news scheme that intends to encourage people to increase the amount of woodland
in the region.
FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, explained that payments of £4,160 per hectare will be
offered for woodland creation, providing it is over 0.25 acres. Then, another bonus payment of £360
per year for five years will also be offered.
FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, said that the grants will be an effective incentive to get people
in the less populated regions of Scotland to invest in forestry and woodland creation, despite the
fact that the extra payment is made for the first hectare only. Mr Collins said, “The Forestry
Commission Scotland grant will go some way to increasing the amount of woodland in Scotland,
but more could be done. Forested regions provide essential habitats for wildlife, valuable carbon
sequestration and, if managed sustainably, can produce timber that can be sold on for a good
Applications for the cash can be made online and will be assessed by a panel who are appointed
through the previous Scottish Forestry Grants Scheme.
FRA supports projects all over the world that help to increase the amount of land given over to
managed forestry. Projects such as Greenwood Management’s plantations of non-native timber in
Brazil are effective as they encourage foreign investors to put their cash into sustainable forestry.
The demand for timber is increasing at the moment, along with timber prices in light of the
industrialisation of India and China, which are both buying up huge stocks of timber to help grow
About Forestry Research Associates
Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry
management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.
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