Tree Planting Guidelines 2018. 

You will need to agree to follow the guidelines written below when you make your application.

  • To take part in the Trees on the Land project entirely at my/our own risk.
  • To ensure permission for planting has been given by the landowner.
  • To accommodate the trees for the long term as part of the Trees on the Land project.
  • To plant the trees with appropriate help from family, friends and others to ensure the trees are planted properly on the day.
  • Not to plant on unenclosed land or land falling within an SAC, SPA or NHA.
  • Not to plant more than 1/2 an acre as one plot.  Several plots of 1/2 an acre or less may be planted.
  • To observe the following set back distances when planting trees:
  • To keep back 5 metres from power lines and phone cables and not to plant directly beneath them.
  • To avoid planting within 20 metres of inhabited buildings.
  • To leave a buffer of 20 meters along ponds and rivers. Trees can be planted within this area as long as there is an even balance of light and shade.
  • To keep back 5 metres from small roads and tracks and 10 meters from main roads.
  • Keep back 2 - 10 metres from fence lines, walls and other boundaries.
  • To keep back 3-5 metres from hedges and ditches.  If you are restocking or extending an existing hedge, this does not apply.
  • To provide photographs of the planted trees and to maintain correspondence with the project during the first five years of establishment.
  • To notify the project if 20% or more of trees fail to establish.