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Glastir Small Grants: Carbon

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The Carbon Theme offers Capital Works that have been chosen for their broad and general environmental benefits and their ability to deliver the Welsh Government’s ambitions to increase carbon sequestration.

Carbon sequestration is the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide and has been proposed as a way to slow the accumulation of greenhouse gases.

All trees and shrubs absorb carbon dioxide during growth. The goal of agricultural carbon removal is to use hedgerows and trees to sequester carbon dioxide.

Hedgerows are highly valued for stock management and shelter, , as well as an effective barrier to reduce the spread of animal diseases.

The Welsh Government recognises the importance of hedgerows as part of our cultural heritage and for their great value to wildlife and the landscape. Increasingly, they are also valued for the major role they have to play in preventing soil loss and reducing diffuse pollution.

Every eligible land parcel in Wales has been assigned a score for each available activity.  

Available Capital Works:

Main Capital Works

New Hedge Planting
Hedge Coppicing and Gapping-up
Hedge Laying
Trees (Standards)
Trees And Shrubs (Transplants)
Trees And Shrubs (Whips)
Orchard Trees Plus Guard And Stake
Sabre Planting

Supporting Capital Works

Ladder Stile
Timber Bridle Gate and Posts
Timber Kissing Gate and Posts
Wooden Stiles
Badger Gate
Water Gate
Piped Water Supply
Water Troughs
Post and Rail Fencing
Post and Wire Fencing
Post and wire Fencing with Stock Netting
Rabbit Fencing
Timber Field Gates (Hardwood)
Timber Field Gates (Softwood)
Parkland Tree Stock Guards
Tree Shelter (60cm with stake)
Spiral Rabbit Guards
Bramble/Scrub Control (Hand Knapsack Sprayer.