Trees on your farm
Planting trees on your farm can bring many benefits. Trees provide natural shelter and shade for livestock and poultry, helping to keep them healthy and improve their performance. They create a natural wind barrier, limiting soil erosion and protecting arable crops. Trees are also excellent habitats for valuable wildlife and pollinators and offer an alternative harvest of fruit, nuts and woodfuel.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity working to protect, plant and restore woodland across the UK. By supporting ground-breaking research in the farming sector, the Woodland Trust is able to offer the most up-to-date and accurate advice for farmers integrating trees into their farming systems.
There are several grants and funding schemes offered by the Woodland Trust to help you plant trees on your farm. All schemes include tailored advice and dedicated woodland creation advisors.
Want to know more how agroforestry could work for you?
Organised by the Woodland Trust, Soil Association and the Royal Forestry Society, Agroforestry 2017 is a practical and inspiring conference for farmers, landowners, foresters and researchers. Join us to discuss the ins and outs of agroforestry, and hear from farmers who have made it work.
Visit the Woodland Trust website for more information and to book tickets.