Agroforestry is the integration of trees on farms. It enables agricultural land to carry on producing food, while growing trees at the same time without necessarily taking land out of production.
Trees can bring a huge range of benefits to your land, from improving soil health and biodiversity, to capturing carbon and producing a range of additional products.
Some examples of agroforestry include:
Trees in a livestock system for shelter or forage
Trees in an arable system for fruit, nut, timber or fuel production
Trees in an agricultural system to provide natural pest management, soil and water management, connection with woodlands and shelter for wildlife
Trees in an agricultural system to provide shelter from the wind or salt spray
Riparian buffer strips
Trees along a watercourse to intercept runoff and increase water quality
Trees planted within a perennial food production garden on a small scale
Some products agroforestry can provide include: