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Trees: a crop with multiple benefits

Trees: a crop with multiple benefits

Thursday 26th May, 9.30am-3pm, Aberfeldy, Perthshire 

and

Friday 27th May, 9.30am-3pm, Newburgh, Fife


Managing and planting trees can help improve your livestock and arable production. These practical one-day events look at the benefits of agroforestry: how to manage existing woodland for livestock; planting for optimum arable production; funding sources and an introduction to the Woodland Trust.

Speakers include Stephen Briggs, Abacus Organics; Mike Strachan, Forestry Commission Scotland and Woodland Trust.

Thursday’s event includes a visit to Bolfracks Estate where we will look at long established silvopastoral grazing systems.

Friday’s event includes a visit to Parkhill Farm where we will discuss how the farmer is planning to establish alleyway planting of apple trees in his arable fields to increase production along with planting native trees to provide shelter for livestock.

Come along and find out from those practicing agroforestry, what the multiple benefits are.

Free of charge to farmers and land managers & £40.00 plus VAT to others. Booking is required so lunch & packs can be provided.

For further information please call Lyn 07899 791748 or contact us.

Funded by The Scottish Government & The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers & The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.

Organic Catch up

We’re inviting anyone interested in organic to an informal catch up chat at the end of the event. We will have a quick update on the Scottish Organic Forums, Organic Ambitions Action plan, Soil Association Scotland activities and any questions you may have.