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Penninehillbilly

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Hedging grant GYO?
« on: August 27, 2021, 01:43:30 am »
Hi, thoughts please
We applied for and been offered a hedging grant.
Looking up the tree/shrub prices I realise the grant won't go very far,
We already have willow on the land, if I take loads of cuttings, can I sell them to myself ? Anybody ever done that? (Only as a small part of the number we need)

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hedging grant GYO?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 11:39:35 am »
Why not use your grant to buy as many conventional hedging plants as you can - like hawthorn, and use your free willow to fill in?
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doganjo

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Re: Hedging grant GYO?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 11:57:16 am »
Why not use your grant to buy as many conventional hedging plants as you can - like hawthorn, and use your free willow to fill in?
Is there not  requirement to show the percentage of trees purchased in total which covers the grant?
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Re: Hedging grant GYO?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 03:01:27 pm »
Have you looked at woodland trust packs?  often good value.
Normally all you have to prove with a grant is you followed instructions on spacing and fencing (by photo) .... Ive neber had to show receipts.
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Penninehillbilly

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Re: Hedging grant GYO?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2021, 02:50:20 am »
The grant works out at less than 2 per plant, including protection, I'm hoping for quite a few hollies, I tnink they are great for wildlife and farm stock, but they are quite expensive compared  to hawthorn etc.
Without going back to the details (too many emails back), I think you do need to show how many you've bought, will double check tomorrow.
I'll have a look at the woodland trust site tomorrow.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Hedging grant GYO?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2021, 08:53:32 am »
Look at woodland trust Morehedges scheme. They supply everything and you pay 25% of the cost if you meet the criteria.

doganjo

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Re: Hedging grant GYO?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2021, 04:38:36 pm »
Look at woodland trust Morehedges scheme. They supply everything and you pay 25% of the cost if you meet the criteria.
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/large-scale-planting/morehedges/
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