Support for woodland projects promoting multi-functional benefits have been selected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Over 61 applicants were received and 39 individual projects have been selected for funding over the next two years.
Minister Pippa Hackett said she was delighted to see such a broad tange of inspiring projects aimed at supporting woodlands.
“I am particularly pleased at both the spread of projects throughout the country and at seven of those chosen highlighting the environmental benefits of woodland,” she added.
“Overall, I believe the response demonstrates that there is a huge interest in communicating the benefits of our woodlands, in enhancing our knowledge of sustainable woodland management and in progressing the development and use of timber products.”
The projects will develop the knowledge base of farmers, woodland owners and visitors about the benefits of forestry.
Some of the ways the projects will support woodlands include forestry webinars; field workshops; promoting home grown timber; sourcing and planting native trees and woodland open days.