With knowledgeable guidance and planning, trees can meet a myriad of objectives. The addition of scrub in upper margins can enhance a woodland’s ecology and biodiversity. Careful management of commercial stands of timber can yield significant income. And the planting of riparian native broadleaves improves fish stocks, water quality and insect life within our waterways.
A well-managed woodland can simultaneously help combat both climate change and our biodiversity crisis while also delivering attractive economic returns for farmers and landowners.
Farmers are increasingly recognising the benefits of planting trees on their land and adopting a more integrated approach to land management. This is enabling them to realise the full potential of their property.
Agroforestry, and in particular, woodland creation and hedgerow planting offer an innovative and potentially lucrative use for a farm’s marginal land which could increase the land’s carbon sequestration, wildlife, biodiversity and income.
Simon and David will discuss the potential for integrating trees and hedgerows onto farms and explain how the Woodland Carbon Code works in practice. Finally, they will outline the government grants available to support woodland creation and how Tilhill can help you access these increasingly valuable income streams.