Wales Tree Planting - the right trees in the right place

Sam_Glanllyn

Member
Livestock Farmer
I'm concerned about the affects planting too many quick growing conifers will have on our valleys, waterways and soil. I understand we need more trees to help mitigate climate change but wouldn't tree planting be more popular if we understood the importance of planting the right tree species for the right terrain?
 

tepapa

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Wales
It's got nothing to do with the environment or climate change and everything to do with economics. They plant quick growing conifers to make money so until you can stop the over population using up natural resources to fulfil their lifestyles I wouldn't hold your breath.
 

MDC

Member
Livestock Farmer
We're on the case north of the border. Promoting the benefits of more mixed planting schemes. Likely to be a long haul but you've got to start somewhere.
 

renewablejohn

Member
Location
lancs
The idiots at the Forestry Commission tried mixed broadleaf planting down the road from me and it was a complete disaster due to the high winds. Learning from that my scheme included fast growing conifers as perimeter shelter to allow the mixed broadleaf planting within to become established which has worked really well. The conifers were at my own expense and declared on the original contract as not being part of the scheme and not subject to payments yet now I am being penalised for having conifers in a broadleaf scheme. You really could not make this rubbish up.
 

CHAP Webinar - Innovative tools to overcome the challenges of Regen Ag

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Applying principles of regen ag can incur a range of on-farm challenges. Learn how innovative tools & machinery can help with these hurdles.

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