Woodland creation for business resilience

  • May 20 2021
    11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Soil Association Scotland to learn how farmer Colin Lowrie of Blegbie Farm, East Lothian is using woodland creation as part of his mixed farm’s toolkit to diversify activities and income streams. In this webinar Colin will be joined by Virginia Harden Scott of Scottish Forestry and Andrew Baker, UK Woodland Carbon Code Markets Advisor, to discuss:

  • Colin’s experience: benefits and challenges of planting trees for farm management, e.g. adding value to unproductive land; managing new and old woodland (20 hectares added in 2018 –2019); his experience with Scottish Forestry grants and support; future plans
  • Basics of timber markets and demand
  • Funding for woodland creation
  • The UK Woodland Carbon Code
  • Your questions.

FREE and open to crofters, farmers, land managers and foresters. Booking is required.

Book online

For more information contact Ana on 0793 082 4983 (aallamand@soilassociation.org)

This event has been developed in partnership with Scottish Forestry.