Forestry matters at National Ploughing in Tullamore

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Forestry matters at National Ploughing in Tullamore

This year’s National Ploughing Championships will take place from Tuesday September 20 to Thursday September 22 in Screggan, Tullamore Co Offaly and SWS Forestry Services will be located at Block 3, row 8, stand 187 throughout those three days. 

So if you are thinking of planting land; constructing a new forest road; looking to invest or are interested in land sales or have a plantation ready for Thinning/Final Harvesting then look no further that SWS Forestry Services at this year’s national championships for all the information necessary.  

“As a landowner planting forestry you will receive an annual premium over 15 years up to €249/acre,” said a spokesperson. 

“You can continue to draw your entitlements while all costs involved in establishment are covered by grant aid. 

“The landowner retains 100% ownership of the plantation and SWS Forestry Services manages the site and will carry out maintenance works to establish your crop over four years at no extra cost.”