Torbjörn, I had in mind native species, which are fashionable in Scotland. Eg what we call Scots Pine (not sure what you call it – Swedish Pine?!), birch and oak, which all grow well in the area.
Muz, the 100 x 100 m block is just for the students to use (I hope) in the pilot study. But thank you for the rough costing – very…[Read more]
Thank you Torbjörn – yes, sorry, the West Highlands of Scotland (I searched for UK forestry – your site came up which confused me).
Is a method ever used in Sweden where land is fenced off from deer and trees allowed to grow naturally, or by seeding? In Scotland (as far as I know) you can only get a grant for planting small trees, not seeding.…[Read more]
My three siblings and I inherited and are running a small sheep farm in the West Highlands (400 acres, 200 ewes). We are thinking about the future and are interested in schemes for “sheep and trees”. We can get grants but they wouldn’t benefit the local community because they are too expensive and therefore too risky for farmers to run…[Read more]