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Thrill of the Hill – Talking Timber

Thrill of the Hill is back! Season 3 #1 – Talking Timber. In this episode we hear from SAC Woodland Specialist Ben Law about the current state of play in…

Rows of young deciduous trees with grazing opportunity between them as part of an agroforestry plantation.

Soil Association Scotland’s Agroforestry in Action 2: Knowledge Transfer Programme

The aims of the project were to build on our 2021 ‘Agroforestry in Action’ (AIA) programme’s success, leveraging the knowledge acquired to continue building interest, increasing knowledge, and providing farmers,…

A green field with a track running through it towards an area of woodland, protected by a wooden farm gate.

Information Note: Trees and carbon capture

28 February 2022


Agricultural land use is primarily a net emitter of  greenhouse gases whilst woodland has the potential to reduce emissions by acting as a carbon sink.  This Information Note accompanies the…

Storm Arwen – Clearance of Windblown Trees

18 December 2021



In the aftermath of Storm Arwen, many farmers and landowners across Scotland will be facing the daunting prospect of clearing significant volumes of windblown trees. In this webinar, we hear…

Podcast: Thrill of The Hill – Opportunities in Agroforestry

15 December 2021


Woodland creation and management is only one of the many avenues Scotland is taking to tackle the climate emergency and woodland has a proven link to increasing carbon capture on…

The cover of Farm Woodland News Issue 37, Autumn 2021.

Farm Woodland News (FWN37) Autumn 2021

14 December 2021


Use the link above to download the latest Farm Woodland News.  Articles this edition include: Offcuts – Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards Offcuts – Norway Spruce The Challenges of Forestry Tree…

A path through a woodland area with several windblown conifer trees blocking the way.

Forestry Information Note: Storm Arwen Update – Felling Permission and Windblown Trees

7 December 2021


Overnight on the 26th of November 2021, Storm Arwen struck the UK with exceptionally strong winds triggering a rare Met Office Red Warning for wind. This was one of the…

A young forest of deciduous trees with light green leaves filling the canopy and casting a green hue over the forest floor. There is a regularly walked dirt path etched through the middle of the forest in a straight line.

Farm Woodlands Information Note: Quick Guide to Short Rotation Forestry Species

2 December 2021


Farm Woodlands Information Note: Quick Guide to Short Rotation Forestry Species In short rotation forestry an area is planted with the plan to coppice or harvest the timber crop when…

Soil Association Scotland’s Agroforestry in Action Knowledge Transfer Programme – Final report

The project ‘Agroforestry in Action’ commenced on 1 December 2020 and completed on 31 March 2021. It was delivered jointly by Soil Association Scotland and Woodland Trust Scotland with 25%…

Farm Management Handbook 2021/22

The 42nd edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, crofters, rural professionals,…

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