Grant Calculator

The values used in the grant calculator are based on target areas.  Higher rates are available for the initial planting and annual maintenance payments in the target areas. 

Higher grant rates are available within the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). Please refer to the map below.

CSGN Map 


Conifer

The aim of this scheme is to create conifer woodlands on land that is suitable for timber production and that is accessible for timber transport (including links to suitable public roads).  This option is principally aimed at planting Sitka spruce.

Diverse Conifer

The aim of this scheme is to create conifer woodlands on land that is suitable for timber production and that is accessible for timber transport (including links to suitable public roads). This option is aimed at planting conifer species other than Sitka spruce.

Broadleaves

The aim of this scheme is to create broadleaved woodlands on land that is suitable for sawn and prime timber and that is accessible for timber transport (including links to suitable public roads).

Native Scots Pine

The aim of this scheme is to create or expand native pinewood priority habitat of the National Vegetation Classification W18.

Native Upland Birch

The aim of this scheme is to encourage the creation of native upland birch woodland of the National Vegetation Classification W4: Downy birch with purple moor grass on shallow peaty soils (less than 50 centimetres peat depth).

Native Broadleaves

The aim of this scheme is to create native broadleaved priority woodland habitats of the following National Vegetation Classification (NVC) types:

  • W6 Alder with stinging nettle
  • W7 Alder-ash with yellow pimpernel
  • W8 Ash, field maple with stinging nettle
  • W9 Ash, Rowan with Dog's mercury
  • W10 Oak (Penduculate) with bluebell / wild hyacinth
  • W11 Oak (Sessile), Downy birch with bluebell / wild hyacinth
  • W16 Oak, Birch
  • W17 Oak (Sessile), Downy birch with bilberry / blaeberry

Native low-density Broadleaves

The aim of this scheme is to create specific native woodland or scrub habitats. These include areas of ecotones for black grouse, treeline woodlands, juniper and other forms of scrub woodland and wood pasture systems. These areas are usually associated with other woodland habitats in a transitional situation, for example transition onto open hill or montane scrub.

Small – Farm Woodlands

The aim of this scheme is to create small-scale mixed broadleaved and conifer woodlands on farms and other rural land up to a maximum of 10 ha.

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Additional income can potentially be made by selling the carbon sequestered from your new woodland.

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