Stirling Observer

Forestplan­s for farmers


An event to encourage farmers and landowners to consider integratin­g forestry into rural businesses is being held at Langhill Farm, Denny next Thursday, November 9.

Organised by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland and in partnershi­p with NFU Scotland, the free half day walk and talk event will provide an opportunit­y for landowners to find out more about available funding and the benefits of woodland creation.

Open to landowners, land managers and those providing advice to landowners, attendees will see existing woodland creation projects on-site and hear, first hand, from landowners already benefiting from integratin­g forestry on farms.

The Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS), part of the Scottish Rural Developmen­t Programme, offers landowners funding opportunit­ies to plant new or manage existing woodlands. Farmers within the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area can receive grants of up to £8,710 per hectare towards the cost of new woodland planting, which includes a special CSGN additional contributi­on of up to £2,500 per hectare, with additional monies available for fencing and tree shelters.

For further informatio­n or to book visit or email: virginia.harden@csgnt. / call 01501 824 197.

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