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Date Last Updated: 18-04-2023

Survey Name:

Afforestation Area

Survey purpose:

This release contains an analysis of the area afforested under Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine afforestation schemes during the period 2007 to 2022.The Afforestation Schemes provide financial support to encourage the planting of trees on land not previously under forest.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Participation in afforestation schemes is voluntary. Funding for the schemes is governed under the following legal framework: European Union guidelines for State aid in the agriculture and forestry sector and in rural areas 2014-2020;

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 on the application of article 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid

Periodicity:

Annual

Statistical Population:

All area afforested under Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine afforestation schemes during the period 2007 to 2022.

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable.

Reference Area:

State

Time Coverage:

2007-2022

Base Period:

Not applicable.

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable.

Survey Size:

Not applicable.

Principal Variables:

Hectares of afforested area; Number of parcels of afforested area

Principal External Users:

Eurostat and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Environment Statistics

Contact Person:

Niamh Shanahan

Contact Person Function:

Statistician

Other Business Area Specialists:

Berna Lawlor, Cian Rushe

Contact email:

environment@cso.ie

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000