Trees for Transition - Working woodlands for a sustainable future

WakelynsTrees for Agriculture

Woodland covers 11.6% of the GB land area. This breaks down into England 8.4%, Scotland 16.4% and Wales 13.8%. Agriculture covers 72% and the rest is water, developed or other green space.

So to find a role for woodland beyond its current extent and to bring our national woodland cover closer to the European average of over 40%, we need to find an accommodation between trees and agriculture. Some lower grade agricultural land may lend itself to extensive woodland creation, but much of our better land will be required for food production.

TfT can advise on creating wooded landscapes intregrated with farming.