Govt opens $238M of grants to encourage tree planting

Paul McBeth
Fri, 30 Nov 2018

By Paul McBeth Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The government is offering $238 million in grants to encourage new tree planting, especially of natives, as it tries to get one billion new trees in the ground by 2028.  Cabinet ministers Shane Jones and Damien O'Connor today announced the opening of two grants, funded through the Provincial Growth Fund and allocated by the Ministry for Primary Industries' forest unit.  The first scheme will offer direct grants to landowners to help cover the cost of planting and establishing trees and indigenous...

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