In 2015 the government changed the way in which privately owned woodland is grant aided. The English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) was terminated and replaced by the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Therefore, grant funding of woodland management planning and work is still available, although the amount of money available has reduced significantly and in some cases the scoring system has altered in such a way as to reduce the likelihood of achieving grant assistance altogether.
Dryad Woodland Enterprise can advise on questions regarding CS funding and provide application and management planning services to all owners of Isle of Wight woodlands and forests.
Matt initially worked as independent sub-contractors for a number of well-respected local woodland workers and tree surgeons before starting Dryad Woodland Enterprise in 2017.
Dryad Woodland Enterprise has since grown to encompass a broad range of woodland work, coppice restoration, forestry.
Covered by £5 million Public Liability Insurance and fully qualified through the City and Guilds National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC), Dryad Woodland Enterprise operates across the Isle of Wight with professionalism, skill and experience.
Our services remain available on a sub-contractual basis when our reliability and expertise is required by others working within the forestry, woodland and tree care sectors.