10 May 2017
Tree fodder: food for thought?

Does tree fodder have a role to play in today’s livestock farming in the UK?

22 June 2017
Agroforestry 2017

Improving productivity for farmers and foresters



20 April 2017
Innovative Farmers now free to join

Easier access to innovation as membership fees scrapped

19 April 2017
Sustainability of permaculture, organic and conventional farms

Seeking farms for sustainability assessments



1 February 2017
The future of UK organic support

Defra minister announces continued support post-Brexit

Links

These external websites are not necessarily endorsed by or associated with the Organic Research Centre.

There are several different sections on this page, so you can use these links to navigate:

Useful websites for agroforestry, woodfuel, forestry and woodland, orchards, hedgerows and other.

Agroforestry research

Websites that link you to the market for woodfuel (to register as a supplier), timber and woodfuel (linking the market) and orchards (linking the market).

Useful publications and guides for agroforestry, woodfuel, forestry, orchards and hedgerows.

Policy and grant information for woodfuel, forestry and woodland and general policy and grant information (including orchards, woodland and woodfuel).

Education

Useful websites

Agroforestry

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Woodfuel/biomass

  • Biomass Energy Centre
    Everything you need to know about biomass – Sources of biomass, types of biomass, installing a system, fuel supply, and grants across the UK and in your region…
  • HETAS
    The official body recognised by Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.
  • Usewoodfuel Scotland
    Find out information on woodfuel in Scotland, including information and grants and registering as a supplier.
  • Woodfuel Wales
    A one-stop source for wood-fuel information for: home-owners looking for a green alternative to heating using firewood logs, pellets and woodchip; businesses searching for a cleaner way of heating with tax benefits; those in the industry already looking for more technical help and advice.
  • Woodheat solutions
    Woodheat solutions can offer technical information on producing and selling woodfuel.
  • Forestry Commission England
    Woodfuel information pages.
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
    Woodfuel and bio-energy information page.
  • Biomass Energy Northern Ireland
    Established as a co-ordinating body for biomass producers and processors, it will facilitate the establishment of a sustainable supply chain from producer to end user.
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Forestry and woodlands

  • Sylva Foundation
    Helping Britain’s woodlands to thrive ecologically and economically for the benefit of everyone.
  • The Confederation of Forest Industries (UK) Ltd (ConFor)
    Confor’s aim is to promote the market for wood, forest products and forest services, and to help improve the industry's competitiveness.
  • Woodland Trust
    Information on planting trees and creating woodland.
  • Woodland Trust
    The Woodland Trust is working with farmers to encourage woodland creation, with beneficial impacts.
  • Forestry Commission Great Britain
    Industry, Grants and Licenses pages for the whole of the UK. A one-stop shop to help you make the most of your trees. Whole-life help whether you have an ancient woodland or a commercial crop, including grants, advice, research, plant health, felling licences and market information.
  • Royal Forestry Society
    Dedicated to the wise management of trees and woodlands, and to increasing people's understanding of forestry. On this site you can find out about all aspects of RFS work including: forestry education, training qualifications in arboriculture, study tours and woodland meetings, bursaries and sponsorships, biomass and woodfuel, deer and grey squirrel control, and timber and non-wood forestry products.
  • Forestry Commission
  • Small Woods Association
  • British Christmas Tree Growers Association
    The trade association for those who grow specialist Christmas Trees in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • Royal Scottish Forestry Society
  • The Tree Advice Trust
    The Tree Advice Trust is an independent charity whose aims are to research and disseminate practical information and guidance on the cultivation, maintenance and care of trees grown for amenity.
  • Coed Cymru
    Coed Cymru is an all Wales initiative to promote the management of broadleaf woodlands and the use of locally grown hardwood timber in Wales.
  • Woodland Heritage
    Help individuals and organizations through funding projects, awards, travel bursaries, research, education, spreading the word and co-operating with like-minded initiatives.
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Orchards

  • The National Orchard Forum
    The National Orchard Forum is a voluntary umbrella organization which represents the 20-30 heritage orchard groups, exchanging relevant information between them and raising awareness of national orchard issues. It also helps to set up orchard groups in parts of the UK where none may exist.
  • Woodland Trust Orchard Pages
    Useful information and advice for planting orchards.
  • Kentish Cobnuts Association
    The Kentish Cobnuts Association was aims of regenerating the industry, promoting cobnuts and representing its members.
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Hedgerows

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Other useful websites

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Agroforestry Research

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Websites linking to you to the market

These websites might help you register as a supplier or link you to a wider market.

Woodfuel - Register as a supplier

  • Biomass Energy Centre
    Resister as a woodfuel supplier throughout the UK. The Biomass Energy Centre is working with the Forestry Commission regional Woodfuel Team to expand this database of suppliers of all classes of woodfuel around the UK. This is free to sign up to.
  • Usewoodfuel Scotland
    Register as a woodfuel supplier in Scotland.
  • The Log Pile Website
    Search or register as a woodfuel supplier.
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Timber and woodfuel - Linking the market

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Orchards - Linking the market

  • The Orchard Marketplace
    The Orchard Marketplace is an online marketplace, set up to facilitate the exchange of fruit and other orchard related produce nationwide.
  • Buy Cider
    By working in partnership with small independent cider makers around the UK, Buy Cider helps producers sell cider products.
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Useful publications and guides

Agroforestry

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Woodfuel

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Forestry and woodlands

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Orchards

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Hedgerows

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Policy and grant information

Woodfuel

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Forestry and woodland

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General policy guidance and grant schemes (orchards/woodland/woodfuel)

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Education

  • Bangor University - Agroforestry MSC
    The course equips you to deal with the principal forces driving change in farming and forestry, from thinking globally about issues like climate change and carbon trading to dealing with practical issues of how to manage trees on farms at a local level.
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