Farmers are being encouraged to grow trees on surplus agricultural land as part of government policy effected through the Farm Woodland Scheme. The efficient production of timber is profitable, providing raw material for industry, yet it does not preclude other important objectives such as landscape design, amenity considerations, game management and wildlife conservation. The production of high quality timber is paramount if investment in woodlands is to be realised. This Bulletin describes the characteristics and uses of 15 hardwood and 8 softwood timbers of trees suitable for farm woodland planting. This Bulletin is still available in hardcopy.
190 x 250mm | 24 pages | colour photographs