Annual Meeting 2013

2013 Annual Meeting of the Farm Woodland Forum (jointly with the Forest Ecology Group of the British Ecological Society).



Woodland grazing.


The meeting took place from 13th to 14th June 2013.


Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Falkland, Fife, Scotland.


Dr Mike Strachan, Forestry Commission Scotland, Perth and Argyll Conservancy, Algo Business Centre, Glenearn Road, Perth PH2 0NJ. Email:


13th June – Presentations, lectures and networking at Falkland Centre for Stewardship. Visit to a new apple orchard on the Falkland Estate and visit to Brackmont Farm and Forestry, St Fort Estate, Newport on Tay, Fife DD6 8RE.
!4th June – visit to the agroforestry experiments at Glensaugh, James Hutton Institute.
No data or images to be copied from this report (or the presentations within it) without the written permission of the author(s).
The meeting commenced with talks by:
Mike Strachan (Forestry Commission Scotland) – Thoughts on implementing agroforestry measures.
Professor Bill Slee (James Hutton Institute) – Integrating woodland management and farming.
Dr Adam Vanbergen (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,NERC, Penicuik) – The effects of grazing on plant assemblages.
Matthew Upson (Cranfield University) – Carbon storage in a silvopastoral system in Bedfordshire.
Ewan Nugent (Natural England) – Findings of the recent agroforestry report for England.
Dr Scott Wilson (Consultant Forester and Ecologist) – Summary of research into current and historical grazing practice.
Ruth Mitchell (James Hutton Institute) – Below ground effects of moorland colonisation by birch and pine.
Bob Wilson (Centre for Environmental Living and Training) – Progress with the all Ireland Agroforestry Initiative.
The session was chaired by Brendan Callaghan (Head of Grants and Delivery Scotland, Forestry Commission).
Field Visit Reports: 
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