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The Native Trees Scheme

The Native Tree Area (NTA) Scheme supports the creation of small native forests on farmed land. The scheme is open to both farmers and non-farmers.

This scheme will not require an afforestation licence, subject to the terms and conditions of the NTA scheme. Direct entry to the Scheme will apply, using the same approach that is employed with Agri-Environmental Schemes.

All forests established under this Scheme are protected by the Forestry Act 2014, which controls the felling of trees. Under this Act, it is illegal to cut down any tree unless a Felling Licence has been obtained.

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