FORESTRY management company Tilhill is hosting a webinar aimed at illustrating how farmers, landowners and land agents in Scotland can generate an income from planting trees on their land.

The webinar, chaired by Tilhill’s forestry director Tim Liddon, will see forest managers share presentations and walk landowners through real-life case studies featuring on-site interviews from land-owning clients.

Entitled ‘Creating Woodland for Cash, Carbon and Conservation’, the webinar will explore the many benefits that can be gained from owning trees – from grants, timber income, and enhancing biodiversity, through to carbon credits and their contribution to tackling climate change.

Tilhill will illustrate the benefits of planting the right tree, in the right place, at the right time, including:

  • The landowner's objectives
  • Evaluating the land and farm potential
  • How agriculture can easily sit alongside tree planting
  • The woodland creation opportunities and funding
  • The environmental benefits of woodland creation

Calum Murray, a senior forest manager based in North Scotland will start the session. He has spent over 20 years as a forest manager with a leading role in developing the services Tilhill can offer in north-east Scotland for both existing and new clients in need of management, or landowners with new woodland creation projects of any scale. Calum will offer his professional advice to anyone who is looking to release the full potential of their woodland, farm or landholding.

Andrew Vaughan, Tilhill’s North Scotland regional manager will lead the final presentation and case study illustrating woodland management plan objectives. Andrew offers his broad experience of 34 years in forestry dealing in highly significant woodland creation projects and large-scale upland planting. He has been an examiner for the Institute of Chartered Foresters Professional Membership Entry and Assessment of Professional Competence levels since 2006.

Tilhill’s in-house ecologist John Gallagher will be available to answer attendees’ questions on the benefits of tree planting for the environment; now and in the future, including water protection, riparian zones, wildlife, flora and fauna and general diversity. John will also be joined by David McCulloch, head of CarbonStore to answer any carbon related questions.

Tim Liddon commented: “This webinar will offer a great way to share our many years of knowledge and expertise with farmers and landowners with the aim of helping them to gain real insight from those who have already tapped into the social, economical, and environmental benefits of woodland creation.”

The webinar will be held on 25 March at 11 am. Sign up here.

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