Diversification into new land use is now being actively encouraged for farmers and landowners facing agricultural surpluses and falling incomes. Woodland is one of the options for consideration. In the main, requirements in Britain for timber and timber products are satisfied through imports, so potential demand for British grown timber is there to be exploited. Grants to promote tree planting and woodland management provide attractive financial incentives in the early years before the timber itself becomes harvestable or the woodland matures sufficiently to provide other income-generating opportunities. Establishing Farm Woodlands gives practical guidance on how to introduce trees and woodlands successfully to fertile land that has previously been under agricultural management. This Handbook is still available to order in hardcopy.
210 x 198mm | 42 pages | colour |