Creating small woodlands
- There are many benefits to having small woodlands on your land, from increasing biodiversity to sheltering crops and livestock.
- Agro-forestry is about gaining the benefits of trees and agriculture through integrated land management
DAERA: Legacy Forestry Grants Scheme
DAERA Forestry Grants
Scottish Forestry: Creating small woodlands on farms in Scotland
RPS: Forestry Grants Scheme Scotland
Willow coppice for fuel
- Willow is a fast growing crop that can be used for fuel or for a range of natural products.
DAERA: Short rotation coppice scheme
Forestry Scotland: Wood energy
Burning biomass for fuel
- A number of crops including willow and mithcansus grass can be grown and processed specially for burning in biomass burners. This can be for heat or power, or combined heat and power.
Energy Saving Trust: Biomass for heating
In this Guideline:
Look after your soil
Care for animals
Manage your crops
Make use of buildings
Machinery, equipment and fuel
Small scale forestry
Dealing with emergencies
Further information - support and useful websites