Grants to assist with agent services and tree clearance
These grants are available to assist private woodland owners where they have been served with a Statutory Plant Health Notice (SPHN) because of the discovery of larch trees infected with Phytophthora ramorum
The grant support package offers grants to woodland owners for both:
- Agent Services - provision of services from suitably qualified agents – three levels of grant are available depending on the type of service required; and
- Tree clearance/tree killing - removal of immature and inaccessible/uneconomic larch and, in certain circumstances, the killing of larch where it can be shown, to FCS’s reasonable satisfaction that removal would not otherwise be feasible within the deadline required by the SPHN.
Funding is only available for the net area of infected larch (and surrounding trees) served with a SPHN. It will not be available for other tree or shrub species unless necessary on sites to allow safe clearance of the larch within the SPHN area.
- Information for woodland owners on grant funding in Scotland (PDF 124k)
- Application Form for grant funding (PDF 66k)
Becoming an approved agent
The agent that an owner selects must be chosen from the Forestry Commission Scotland list of ‘Approved Agents’. Agents, who wish to apply, must complete the pre-qualification questionnaire and send this to:
Gordon Inglis, Grants and Regulations, Forestry Commission Scotland, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 7AT or email the completed word version to Gordon at email@example.com.
Once the Agent Services and/or removal work has been completed, you can claim grant by sending the completed claim for to you local Conservancy office