30 May 2022

Free events to help create farm woodlands

Two events are being held to help farmers and crofters decide if tree planting is right for their business.

Under the Integrating Trees Network, host farmers will speak about their own experiences of tree planting, warts and all.

The first event is online and the second on farm: 

8th June: 7pm-8pm: online Tea and Trees. All Welcome
Hosted by Andrew Adamson, Netherurd Home Farm, Peeblesshire, the Imrie Family, Hillhead, Torrance and  Andrew Whiteford, Burnfoot, Sanquhar. Booking here.

6th July: 1-4pm: Talking Trees with the Imries.
Taking place at Hillhead Farm, Torrance, near Glasgow.
Booking here.

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

“Previous events that have been held proved very popular because they are relaxed meetings and people can ask any questions they want. They’ve also provided an opportunity to network, share stories and simply swap experiences.

“Creating farm woodlands has provided many benefits for farming businesses.  At these events there’s no hard sell, just a case of hearing about the opportunities directly from farmers.”

The Integrating Trees Network is a farmer and crofter-led initiative supported by Scottish Forestry and the Scottish Government. It a network of farm woodland demonstration sites across Scotland, with the hosts showcasing how growing trees has boosted their business.