Defra has today launched their new Put Down Roots Campaign, encouraging landowners and farmer to engage with woodland creation.
- New drive to encourage farmers and landowners to create new woodland as a financial and environmentally rewarding option
- Up to £10,000+ per hectare through grants and free specialist advice available to help farmers diversify their business
- Follows publication of the England Trees Action Plan, which committed to treble tree planting rates by the end of Parliament
The campaign places a financial incentive at the centre of the offer and encourages landowners to consider woodland creation as a viable option for their land. The campaign highlights EWCO grants but also signposts to other FC grant options and regional funding such as the Community Forests.
Looking for grants? You can find our list of Woodland Creation Grants HERE
Looking for advice? Our free Woodland Advisory service can be found HERE
As part of the campaign, there are two case study videos explaining the benefits of woodland creation
You can find out more about the campaign here- https://woodlandcreation.campaign.gov.uk/