Author(s): WILLIAMSON D R
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 for timber and timber products are satisfied through imports, so potential demand for British grown timber is there to be expoited. Grants to promote tree planting and woodland management provide attractive financial incentives in the early years before the timber itself becomes harvestable. This new handbook gives practical guidance on how to introduce trees and woodlands successfully to fertile land that has previously been under agricultural management.
Tree planting opportunities on farms; where to plant and why; soil and site factors affecting establishment of woodland on fertile agricultural sites; management of farm woodlands during the estabishment period; weed and vegetation management; establishing woodland for conservation.