Payment of the second instalment afforestation grant is claimed four years after tree planting. This instalment is valued at between €525 and €1,260/ha depending on the grant/premium category and species planted.

The grant is paid “subject to the plantation being successfully established and maintained” according to the Forestry Standards and Procedures Manual published by the Forest Service. The application form (Form 3) received from the Forest Service needs to be completed and signed by the forest owner and a registered forester.