Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2027)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

2027. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated cost of planting 125,000 hectares of foresting with a mixture of broad leaf and native species. [33585/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Estimated costs for planting 125,000 hectares of forestry with a mixture of 70% conifer and 30% native broadleaf to comply with the requirements in the current forestry programme is €567 million based on current 100% establishment costs and fencing grants.

Premiums for the 70% conifer and 30% broadleaf mixture would be almost €69m per year for 15 years based on the current premium duration.