Just How Much £££ Would You Need To Plant Arable Land With Trees?

teslacoils

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Because the govt seems to think they're doing us a favour. The new scheme pays for planting, and more for allowing "the general public" access.

But noone is biting.

So go on, humour me, given we've lived through ewgs and a variety of schemes that make us feel like criminals or beggars, just how much money would you want from a govt department to plant say a decent field from arable to trees, and how much extra to allow the public access to it?
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Because the govt seems to think they're doing us a favour. The new scheme pays for planting, and more for allowing "the general public" access.

But noone is biting.

So go on, humour me, given we've lived through ewgs and a variety of schemes that make us feel like criminals or beggars, just how much money would you want from a govt department to plant say a decent field from arable to trees, and how much extra to allow the public access to it?

well this will humour you. If solar PV is close to £1000/acre for 30 years perhaps putting in woodland should be similar. After all it’s a public good 🤣🤣🤣🤣
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
well this will humour you. If solar PV is close to £1000/acre for 30 years perhaps putting in woodland should be similar. After all it’s a public good 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Not even that would tempt me when you consider how these government bodies act.

The stories of @ajcc and @renewablejohn show the risks aren’t worth selling my soul to the devil for.

Also worth remembering, once it’s woodland, always woodland. No payment needed and rules can be changed by govt at any time. At least with solar, if they wanted to extend the lease beyond 30 years you’d hopefully get a decent rent continuing….unless it all goes the way of the Electronic Communications Code. 🙄
 

Grass And Grain

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
Cost of planting + about £7k/acre up front cash payment.

Expect they'll offer cost of planting + say £50/acre/annum for a dozen years. They'll be hoping organisations like NT or businesses like British Airways will want to do it anyway, so it will be peanuts.
 
Currently commercial forestry land is iht exempt - but will the iht rules continue for any ag land?
The big city money land investors will probably finish it for all of us
but its not intended for forestry. carbon sequestration means it can never be burnt, felled or chipped. its for amenity use at best. i.e, Non-Ag, Non-Forestry.
 

serf

Member
Location
warwickshire
Just don't get the attraction and logic for anyone with half decent land to plant it with trees , there was no appeal when food was not 'wanted' but even less appealing now food has become 'fasionable' again !

Turn a valuable asset into SFA ...🙄
 

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