15 Aug 2022

Borders farmers invited to tree planting event

Farmers in the Scottish Borders who are interested in growing trees as part of their farming business are being invited to a ‘Walking and Talking Trees’ event in Peeblesshire.

The free event is part of the Integrating Trees Network, which is an initiative led by farmers, and supported by Scottish Forestry and the Scottish Government.

Farmer Andrew Adamson, of Netherurd Home Farm, near West Linton, will be inviting other farmers to take a tour with him on his award winning farm to discuss the benefits of tree planting.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 24th August, between 10am and 1pm.

Scottish Forestry’s forestry and farming development officer Lyn White said:

“The beauty of these events is that there is no hard sell. Farmers can see and hear first-hand from others who have successfully grown trees to boost their business.

"Andrew has a wealth of experience in growing trees over a number of years and is very happy to share this with others."

Mr Adamson has planted trees on Netherurd Home Farm for many years. There have been many benefits for his business, including shelter and shade for livestock, and an alternative income stream.

Anyone who wishes to book a place on the free event can do so here or through Eventbrite.

Find out more information about our hosts and up and coming events on the Integrating Trees Network, website.