The Native Woodland Scheme (NWS) provides grant aid for the establishment, conservation and restoration of native Irish woodland. The procedures outlined by the NWS ensure traceability and assurance that all planting material originates from a suitable source within Ireland and is fully traceable from seed collection to the planting site. All planting material used under the NWS is subject to the requirements of the EU Council Directive 1999/105/EC on the marketing of forestry reproductive material, and to specific Forest Service requirements.
This website promotes the planting of native trees and shrubs of Irish provenance derived from (Irish) indigenous seed sources that meet the criteria of the NWS. Sources of certified native plant material are also provided.