Meetings of the Farm Woodland Forum

Meetings of the Farm Woodland Forum


This page contains links to the previous meetings of the Farm Woodland Forum.  Please use the links on the left hand side to navigate to the details for the appropriate year.


2018 meeting:


The 2018 meeting was be held on 10th - 11th July 2018 at The Allerton Project (Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust), Loddington, Leicestershire.


 Trees and Livestock



Trees and livestock.  Chair, Jo Smith (ORC)

Lindsey Whistance, ORC. Benefits of trees for animal welfare; a review.

William Considine, Nicharee Farm.  Transitioning to agroforestry at farm scale: my experience and learnings after over a decade transitioning a typical Irish farm holding towards AF.

Jill Butler, Woodland Trust. The importance of historic pollards for livestock.

Paul Burgess, Cranfield University.  Lessons learnt for livestock agroforestry in the AGFORWARD project.

Hilary Ford, Bangor University.  How do hedgerows influence soil organic carbon in livestock grazed pasture?

Nicola Smith, National Sheep Association.  Short introduction to updated NSA/WT booklet - Role of trees in sheep farming.


Agroforestry in research, development and practice.  Chair Paul Burgess (Cranfield University)

Matthew Axe, RAU. Utilising hedgerows for landscape scale carbon sequestration.

Ross Dickenson, Racedown Farm.  A coppiced hedge.

Tom Staton, University of Reading.  Functional biodiversity.

Yan Debeire, AgroSup.  Creating diverse silvopastoral systems in Northern Ireland.

Ian Lane, Ian Lane Associates.  After thirty years' UK agroforestry, are we barking up the wrong trees?


Agroforestry in practice. Chair, Tim Pagella (Bangor University)

Eugene Curran, Forest Service.  Does timber production have a role to play in agroforestry?

Sally Westaway, ORC. UK Agroforestry Network (AFINET) opportunities and barriers.

Helen Chesshire, Woodland Trust. Overview of Woodland Trust funded agroforestry schemes.

Tim Pagella, Bangor University.  MultiLand.


Agroforestry in policy.  Chair, Gerry Lawson (CEH)

Gerry Lawson, CEH.  EU update.

Jim McAdam, AFBI and Eugene Curran, Forest Service.  Adoption of agroforestry options in land use policy measures in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Sam Packer, Soil Association.  The agroforestry policy briefing.