The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

August 2016

Publication type:

Case study



2016 case study on enhancing poultry health by tree planting

Poultry farmer Les Heywood has farmed at Hollyfield Farm in Devon for ten years. Les has incorporated trees on his seven-hectare farm.

This provided a better environment for his birds. While customers benefit from quality, free range woodland poultry products.

This case study reveals how planting trees on poultry farms can:

  • improve animal welfare
  • reap a series of business benefits.
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