The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

July 2014

Publication type:

Practical guidance



Role of trees in poultry farming research report cover, August 2012

This practical guide for poultry farmers shows how planting trees on free range farms improves animal welfare and increases egg production.

It explains how well-designed tree planting provides cover, shelter and shade, encouraging the birds to venture further and make better use of their range.

Trees also encourage other natural behaviours, keeping the flocks happier, healthier and more productive.

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