Forestry Challenge Scheme

The Forestry Challenge Scheme (FCS) invites landowners to bid to plant single woodlands of at least 5 hectares.

Applications will be assessed on cost and how they meet FCS rules, enhance landscape character, provide biodiversity and community benefits, and are resilient to climate change and tree pests. Projects that deliver well designed woodland above the minimum threshold area of five hectares will be given preference.
If you are unable to download any of the information on the Forestry Challenge Scheme, you can request a hard copy from
Afforestation & Plant Health Branch
Room 5B
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
Telephone: 028 9052 4870