I encourage farmers to plant trees and hedges. I explain how trees can provide shelter for their livestock, improve land drainage, reduce pollution and soil erosion, provide habitat for pollinators, produce wood fuel as well as enhancing the environment. Having grown up on a farm I love spending time in the countryside.
Helen Chesshire has 9 items in their collection
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 16 April 2018, Policy & influence, Tree planting
Whether feathered or fleeced, trees and hedges play a vital role in improving animal wellbeing and performance as well as delivering for the environment.
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 10 April 2018, Tree planting, Policy & influence
Agroforestry is about making the most of the land area through three dimensional farming. The deliberate integration of trees within agricultural crops and livestock is a win-win for food production and the natural environment.
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 27 March 2018, Tree planting, Policy & influence, Our woods
Find out how trees can help your farm, from stabilising soil and helping with flood alleviation to providing valuable shade and shelter.
The role of trees in protecting our natural resources
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 9 November 2017, Policy & influence, Working with partners, Tree planting
Action is needed now to protect the resources that form the basis of a sustainable food and farming sector. We’ve joined forces with the Campaign for the Farmed Environment to highlight the role of trees in resource protection this autumn.
Agroforestry 2017: what happened?
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 28 June 2017, Tree planting, Policy & influence
250 farmers, foresters, landowners and researchers came together at Cranfield University – all with the collective aim of exploring the practicalities of bringing more trees into farming practice.
Are you a rising star? Enter our competition
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 9 May 2017, Things to see and do
We’re on the hunt for the Rising Stars of the UK agriculture, food and environmental industries.
We attended the Farmers Weekly Awards
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 12 October 2016, Working with partners
Last week we were the sponsors of the annual Farmers Weekly awards. Hosted by BBC’s Fiona Bruce and attended by 1,200 farmers and industry professionals from all over the country.
Are trees and woods allies in farm productivity?
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 18 December 2015, Tree planting
On 6 and 7 January 2016, we will be holding a workshop at the ORFC to discuss improving the resilience and long-term productivity of livestock farming systems.
Soil erosion: A big cost to agriculture and the environment
Blog post By Helen Chesshire, 16 June 2015, Tree planting, Threats
It is estimated that 2.9 million tonnes of top soil are eroded in the UK annually. This represents a huge cost not only to those who rely on soil to grow our food but to society as a whole. Find out how trees can help prevent soil erosion and support good soil management.
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