News of events related to farming with trees

19th International Conference on Agroforestry, Sydney, Australia, 4th-5th December 2017

 

Wakelyns Agroforestry Open Day, 12th July 2017

 

Conference: Agroforestry 2017: improving productivity for farmers and foresters.  Organised by Woodland Trust, Royal Forestry Society and Soil Association.  22nd June 2017, Cranfield University (details)

 

The Organic Research Centre and Abacus Agriculture Ltd. become part of an EU Horizon 2020 project (1/1/2017 - 31/12/2019) to form an Agroforestry Innovation Network  (AFINET) to enable agroforestry practitioners to share practical experience.  

 

Forestry Commission Scotland and the James Hutton Institute carried out work in 2013 to explore the impact of different types of farm woodland creation and to increase understanding of the motivation and experiences of farmers who have planted farm woodlands in Scotland.  Details of case studies arising from this work are available on the Forestry Commission Scotland website.

 

West Highland Woodland Grazing Project - Newsletter, Spring 2008

The Newsletter is available on-line as a PDF file (This is a very large file 2.64 Mbytes).

West Highland Woodland Grazing Project - Newsletter, Spring 2008

The Newsletter is available on-line as a PDF file (This is a very large file 2.64 Mbytes).

West Highland Woodland Grazing Project - Newsletter, Spring 2008

The Newsletter is available on-line as a PDF file (This is a very large file 2.64 Mbytes).


Tall Trees & Small Woods - a new book by Bill Mutch

The cover of the book

With the subtitle "How to Grow and Tend Them", this is a book for anyone who would like to do more with trees and woodland, for their conservation or for timber production, but who needs guidance on how to get started. It does not deal with large- scale forestry; instead, the author is concerned with new opportunities for farm woods and community woodlands.

The country’s smaller woodlands, relatively neglected in recent decades, contribute greatly to the life and appearance of the countryside; they deserve more attention and can be a source of income. With the need to find alternative sources of energy becoming ever more urgent, the biofuel produced by trees is both environmentally friendly and cheaper than gas and oil.

In this beautifully illustrated book, the reader is reminded of the responsibility we all share in maintaining the great wooded landscapes that we have inherited. Take the opportunity to plant trees now, and 100 years hence someone may think well of you, even if they will not know your name; there are not many things we can do in this world to achieve that.

The book will be published by the Mainstream Publishing Company (Edinburgh) Ltd. in January 2008 (ISBN 9781845961305)

 

SEERAD: Farm Woodland News

The Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) has funded "Farm Woodland News", the Newsletter for Participants in Farm Woodland Schemes. The newsletter is produced and published by the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) on behalf of SEERAD.

"Farm Woodland News" is available online.


Proceedings of the International Conference "Silvopastoralism and Sustainable Land Management"

Silvopastoralism and Sustainable Land Management
by M R Mosquera-Losada, A Riguerio, J McAdam
December 2005
Hardback 1845930010, £75.00 / $140.00

This book, containing over 125 papers presented at an international conference held in Spain in April 2004, examines the productivity and quality of silvopastoral systems and outlines successful ways of managing forestry and agronomic areas. It examines the ecological benefits of silvopastoral systems and their cultural, economic, and social implications. The final section of the book evaluates these systems within a global context.

The Conclusions of the conference and the Declaration from the conference are available online as PDF files.

More information on the Proceedings which, are published by CAB International, is available online.


Proceedings of the 2nd Woodland Grazing Workshop "How Trees & Livestock Can Grow Together"

The Proceedings are available on-line as a PDF file (642kb).


West Highland Woodland Grazing Project - Newsletter, Spring 2005

The Newsletter is available on-line as a PDF file (358kb).


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Dr Paul Burgess,
School of Applied Sciences
Building 42,
Cranfield University,
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 750111 (extension 2729)

Email: P.Burgess@cranfield.ac.uk