Tree Health Pilot Scheme

Closing Date: –

Landowners and farmers in England can access funding to help protect their trees from pests and diseases.

The Tree Health Pilot Scheme has been launched to support action against pests and diseases affecting trees in the North West, West Midlands, London and the South East of England.

The three-year pilot will first focus on ash, sweet chestnut, larch and spruce. The aim is to establish 100 agreements with interested landowners and managers to help deal with trees affected by a pest or disease outbreak.

The Forestry Commission will support the felling and restocking of trees as well as providing maintenance payments for restock sites. Learning from the pilot will inform the future Tree Health scheme, being rolled out in 2024.

The pilot runs from August 2021 to 2024. Around 100 grant agreements will be allocated through an application process.

Funding body Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S47149
Category Environment
Rural Development & Agriculture

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