The objective of this one day workshop is to explore the options for alternative tree planting options (parklands, productive hedgerows, alley-cropping systems, shelterbelts, woodland for egg production, single trees) in terms of the eligibility for support in various parts of the UK. Read more Read less

Support for agriculture in Europe occurs in the context of pillar 1 and pillar 2 of the Common Agriculture Policy. In the UK, pillar 1 support will be provided through the basic payment scheme from 2015 to 2019. Since October 2015, Pillar 2 support in England occurs through a new Countryside Stewardship Scheme. This includes provision for support for woodland planting, woodland management, and hedgerow planting. However the eligibility for woodland planting requires a minimum stand density of 400 trees per hectare. There are options for the maintenance of parklands, but not for their creation. 

At a glance

Course structure

The one day course will focus on the alternative options for tree planting on farms that allow continued food production. The course will include case studies and workshops.

What you will learn

The objective of this one day workshop is to explore the options for alternative tree planting options (parklands, productive hedgerows, alley-cropping systems, shelterbelts, woodland for egg production, single trees) in terms of the eligibility for support in various parts of the UK.

Core content

  • Alternative methods for establishing trees on farms
  • Policy support for trees in agriculture in the EU and in the UK
  • Eligibility of trees in agriculture within Pillar 1
  • Eligibility of different tree planting and management options within Countryside Stewardship.

Who should attend

Those interested in establishing trees on farms in alternative “agroforestry” arrangements such as parklands, productive hedgerows, alley-cropping systems, shelterbelts, or single trees.

Concessions

(20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni)

£275 - Professional/trade association discount

£265 - Multiple bookings*

*Minimum of 5 delegates

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
Cranfield 
Bedford
MK43 0AL

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.