Agroforestry in Cornwall

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Agroforestry is a subject of increasing interest to those wishing to incorporate trees into their farming systems for the wide range of environmental benefits they bring, whilst providing additional benefits to the farm business. The subject is of interest to the Forest for Cornwall Programme team because it offers a practical way of building the tree cover of the Duchy without displacing the existing farming land use.

The technicalities of achieving a successful agroforestry project on a parcel of land are many and varied depending on location, desired outcomes and farming systems. This page has been set up to provide resources to help farmers in planning and understanding agroforestry, and to provide a forum for people to share learning and ideas to help each other to achieve the benefits of agroforestry.

Forest for Cornwall will continue to provide information on this site relating to new literature, sources of assistance and details of events. Please participate by adding your projects to the map below, completing our survey and putting any information or comments you think may be of use to others on the forum. The more you participate, the better the outcomes.

In July 2021 Forest for Cornwall hosted a live online Q and A event called Agroforestry in Cornwall, which was attended by Ben Raskin and Luke Dale-Harris - two of the leading experts in UK agroforestry. A recording of the event, and the break-out room discussions is provided in the Video links on this page - it provides a good foundation in agroforestry and answers some common questions - worth a watch!

Agroforestry is a subject of increasing interest to those wishing to incorporate trees into their farming systems for the wide range of environmental benefits they bring, whilst providing additional benefits to the farm business. The subject is of interest to the Forest for Cornwall Programme team because it offers a practical way of building the tree cover of the Duchy without displacing the existing farming land use.

The technicalities of achieving a successful agroforestry project on a parcel of land are many and varied depending on location, desired outcomes and farming systems. This page has been set up to provide resources to help farmers in planning and understanding agroforestry, and to provide a forum for people to share learning and ideas to help each other to achieve the benefits of agroforestry.

Forest for Cornwall will continue to provide information on this site relating to new literature, sources of assistance and details of events. Please participate by adding your projects to the map below, completing our survey and putting any information or comments you think may be of use to others on the forum. The more you participate, the better the outcomes.

In July 2021 Forest for Cornwall hosted a live online Q and A event called Agroforestry in Cornwall, which was attended by Ben Raskin and Luke Dale-Harris - two of the leading experts in UK agroforestry. A recording of the event, and the break-out room discussions is provided in the Video links on this page - it provides a good foundation in agroforestry and answers some common questions - worth a watch!

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