Do you have an interest in undertaking woodland creation or finding out about some of the challenges, opportunities and support available for developing a woodland scheme?
SRUC have developed a three-part workshop series with support from the Scottish Funding Council and SEFARI and input from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and Scottish Forestry. These events have been developed as part of a SEFARI Fellowship on challenges and opportunities for new woodland creation in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Read the full report or a short summary.
The first workshop will present findings from the fellowship and engage in a panel discussion to explore current opportunities for woodland creation both in the National Park and across Scotland. The events are free and relevant for landowners and land managers and anyone with an interest in new woodland creation, farm woodlands and generating income from woodland carbon. Come and join one or all of our events!
Woodland Creation – Challenges and opportunities in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Wednesday 15 September, 2-4.00pm (Online Webinar)
Want to find out more about opportunities and the support available for creating woodland at different scales? Join our panel for an online discussion and to hear about the findings of a SEFARI research fellowship in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park on constraints and opportunities for woodland creation. Rob Mc Morran from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will present key findings, with additional inputs from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scottish Forestry and forestry consultants and land managers undertaking woodland schemes. Join us to find out about:
- Constraints and opportunities for woodland creation (Rob Mc Morran)
- Guidance and support available for woodland creation (Tom Davies, Scottish Forestry)
- The role of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and Trees and Woodland Strategy (Simon Franks, National Park Woodland Officer)
- Perspectives on recent woodland creation schemes in the LLTNP (Andrew Vaughan, Till Hill and local land managers)
The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to discussion and panel members will be available to answer your questions. The workshop is free and open to all!
Booking is required - Book online here!
Integrating woodlands on your farm – walk and talk event!
Thursday 30 September, 2-4.00pm at SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchtertyre Farms
Want to find out about woodland creation opportunities for your farm holding? Join us for a ‘walk and talk’ event at SRUC’s Kirkton farm (Crianlarich), with SRUC’s John Holland, Lyn White (Scottish Forestry), Malcolm Young (SAC Forestry Consultant) and local farmers. We will visit and discuss existing woodland creation schemes at Kirkton, including native and riparian schemes and a small-scale agroforestry scheme, and hear about the support and guidance available for farmers undertaking schemes from Scottish Forestry and SAC consulting and some land manager perspectives on undertaking woodland schemes.
Join us for an enjoyable day of outdoor discussion about woodland creation opportunities for farmers. We will meet at 14.00 at Kirkton farm. Please bring good footwear and waterproofs! This event is free and open to all. Booking is required - Book online here!
How to generate income from woodland carbon!
Wednesday 20 October, 4-6.00pm (Online Webinar)
Want to find out more about opportunities for generating income from woodland creation and selling carbon? Join our panel for an online discussion about the potential for generating income from selling carbon units from new woodland creation and the importance of natural capital on farm holdings. Join us to find out about:
- How the Woodland Carbon Code works and the natural capital values of new woodland creation (Pat Snowden, Scottish Forestry)
- Funding opportunities for new native woodland creation on farms and examples of recent schemes (Future Woodlands Scotland, Fiona Chalmers)
- Taking forward a woodland carbon scheme – examples of recent schemes and the accreditation and woodland creation process (Claire Wightman, TreeStory)
- The landowner perspective on creating woodland for carbon
The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to discussion and panel members will be available to answer your questions. The workshop is free and open to all.
Booking is required - Book online here!
Need more information?
To find out more about any of these events contact Rob Mc Morran at Scotland’s Rural College on 0131 535 4268 (firstname.lastname@example.org). These events are run by Scotland’s Rural College with funding from SEFARI and the Scottish Funding Council and the support of Scottish Forestry and the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority.
You can also download an information sheet about the workshops: Woodland Creation Workshops - Information document | SEFARI