Trees: A crop with many benefits

trees and cows in a field
Wednesday 25 September 2019 - 10:00 to Thursday 26 September 2019 - 15:00

Multiple venues

Soil Association Scotland


Agroforestry for livestock and arable farms

Wednesday 25 September 10am–3pm, Tayside Institute, Newburgh, Fife
Thursday 26 September 10am–3pm, Blair Atholl Village Hall, Perthshire

Soil Association Scotland are hosting two events looking at what trees can do to improve your farm business. Topics to be covered include:

  • Managing existing woodland for livestock
  • Tree planting in an arable rotation
  • How to fund what you want to do
  • Speakers Stephen Briggs of Abacus Organics, Mike Strachan of Scottish Forestry and Iain Moss of Woodland Trust Scotland
  • Visit to Parkhill Farm (Wed) where the Howisons are growing apple trees and establishing an arable rotation, and using native woodland as livestock shelter
  • Visit to Mains of Fincastle (Thurs), where livestock farmer Andrew Barbour has planted trees as shelter and forage (silvopastural grazing)

FREE to farmers, land managers and foresters. Lunch included.

Booking is essential:

Book online for Newburgh event on 25 September
Book online for Blair Atholl event on 26 September

For more information call Jane on 0131 370 8150 or email.

Funding comes from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (Scottish Government/EU), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.