Forestry Premium Under Review

Discussion in 'Forestry' started by leeside11, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. leeside11

    leeside11 New Member

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    Have a plantation planted with the last nine years. No problem with premiums up to 4 years ago but a "horse owner" was getting into the area planted and it failed an inspection. Got the guy out with some help but I'm into my third year without any premiums. Anyone had this situation happen..
     
  2. muckymanor

    muckymanor Well-Known Member

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    This is a legal situation. Contact your solicitor and your local TD. You'll have to fight it and you need professionals to do this.
     
  3. thefarminglad

    thefarminglad Well-Known Member

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    Have you been in contact with teagasc or with the Forestry service in johnstown castle?
     
  4. leeside11

    leeside11 New Member

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    Planning on doing this tomorrow. It's failed twice on damage due to this guy.
     
  5. thefarminglad

    thefarminglad Well-Known Member

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    Your problem i am guessing is it is suppose to be enclosed forestry in which case it is upto you to maintain the boundary fences. It sounds more like a civil case in court against the horse owner but that is a money sucking pit in legal fees
     
  6. leeside11

    leeside11 New Member

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    Finally got this sorted, passed inspection and will be getting payments. Thinking of selling it atm, (after all the hassle), anyone have any idea of value of approx 35 acres with 10 years of premiums left on it.
     
  7. Arthur

    Arthur Well-Known Member

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    Ballpark figure of €3000/ acre, if it's got ash maybe less if there is any sign of dieback.
     
  8. leeside11

    leeside11 New Member

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    Mix of Spruce, Oak and Ash which is healthy, good to know a ballpark price for what's there. Thanks..
     
  9. Seedsower

    Seedsower Well-Known Member

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    That's not very exciting
     

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