Scottish Borders small tree and woodland planting grant scheme opens

The first of its kind in Scotland, the Borders Tree Planting Grant is intended to support small plantings such as hedgerows, parkland and school grounds.

Image: János Korom
Image: János Korom

The grants of up to £1,000 are available for plantings of less than 0.25 hectares intended to enhance the Borders' landscape and biodiversity.

This can cover up to 100 per cent of material costs, and also labour for non-profit making organisations.

The grant is part funded by Forestry Commission Scotland, Woodland Trust Scotland, Scottish Borders Council and Fallago Environment Fund and is administered by Tweed Forum and Borders Forest Trust.

For more information and details on how to apply, see

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