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Wed, 28 Jun

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Hilltop Farm, Cold Ashton

Forestry Commission farm walk: Agroforestry and Tree Nursery start-up

Interested in agroforestry, growing your own trees or looking to diversify your farm business? Join the Forestry Commission at Tree Source’s site at Hill Top farm for a talk and tour around their newly established tree nursery and agroforestry site.

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Forestry Commission farm walk:  Agroforestry and Tree Nursery start-up
Forestry Commission farm walk:  Agroforestry and Tree Nursery start-up

Time & Location

28 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 14:00

Hilltop Farm, Cold Ashton, Chippenham SN14 8LA, UK

About the Event

Interested in agroforestry, growing your own trees or looking to  diversify your farm business? Join us at Tree Source’s site at Hill Top  farm for a talk and tour around their newly established tree nursery and  agroforestry site.

Tree Source began business 25 years ago and  have since expanded their range of tree related services and  enterprises. In their latest venture they are setting up a tree nursery,  focusing on nature based techniques. The nursery specialises in growing  stock from veteran trees as well as food producing species and species  with medicinal properties. Hill Top farm is currently under organic  conversion and will be producing organically certified trees from 2025,  making it one of the very few organic tree nurseries in the UK.

The event will include;

  • A tour of the site
  • Seed sourcing, collecting and growing methods
  • Tree and woodland establishment techniques
  • Agroforestry systems and their benefits
  • Utilising pigs for ground preparation for tree planting
  • Organic conversion and organic methods
  • Overview of grants used by Tree Source and an overview of the grants currently available

Refreshments and lunch will be included.

Directions and Parking

The  event will be signposted from the A46. Please note parking is limited  and so lift sharing is encouraged. 4x4 vehicles will be able to park on  the field.

If you are unable to attend or require any further  information for the event please contact: Email:  Pollyanna.harries@forestrycommission.gov.uk/Telephone: 07867160623

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