11 Jun 2021

Free events to boost farm woodlands

Two free online events are being organised in June to help farmers decide if tree planting is a good fit for their business.

Under the Integrating Trees Network, farmers will be able to hear first-hand the experiences and lessons learned from other farmers who have created woodlands on their farm.

The two events are on:

Wednesday 23 June (7pm to 8pm)
Andrew and Debbie Duffus from Tomintoul will talk about their tree planting venture on the family’s hill farm which is rented from the Crown Estates.

Wednesday 30 June (7pm to 8pm)
An expanded panel consisting Andrew Adamson of Netherurd Home Farm, Peeblesshire and members of the Imrie Family of Hillhead Farm in Lanarkshire will answer and discuss practical questions on woodland creation, from site and species choice to protection and design.

Scottish Forestry staff will also be on hand at the events to answer questions.

All the farmers leading the online discussions are part of the Integrating Trees Network which is supported by Scottish Forestry and the Scottish Government.

The ‘network’ is building a number of demonstration sites across Scotland where farmers are happy to share their experiences on tree planting and how it has strengthened their business.

Benefits of tree planting can include providing shelter for livestock, improving productivity or diversifying income streams, creating habitats for wildlife and reducing the business’s carbon footprint.

For more information and booking of events, click here.