Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2027)

Richard Boyd Barrett


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.