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Podcast: The Thrill of The Hill – Woodlands

For the third episode of the Thrill of The Hill podcast, Alex Pirie is joined by David Eadie, a woodlands consultant, to discuss the potential of woodland planting and management in the upland environment.

Scotland has gone leaps and bounds to green the landscape with woodland to tackle the issue of climate change. With Scottish Government protecting and enhancing funding for woodland creation and the extension of the Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) for habitat management a pathway is clear for farmers to increase their farmed woodland. In episode three of the Thrill of the Hill series the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) talks to woodland specialist, David Eadie (SAC) about assessing your farm’s planting potential, conflicts with peatland, carbon sequestration, habitat value, ecosystem services and the need to balance productive timber production with native broadleaf woodland.

Visit our website to find out more about Farm Woodlands, or visit our The Thrill of The Hill webpage to listen to all episodes in the series.


Felled logs stacked in a coniforous forest setting.

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