Landowners encouraged to grow more trees

by | Jul 8, 2014 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Landowners and farmers are being invited to find out how sporting opportunities can be enhanced, flood risk reduced and crop pollination increased by planting trees on their land.

Advisors from the Woodland Trust are set to demonstrate how well-sited woodland creation can provide habitats and shelter for a number of wildlife and livestock species at this year’s CLA Game Show.

They’re asking landowners and farmers to visit their stand (number B0178) at this year’s event that’s taking place at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire from the July 18 to 20. Here they will also discuss the wider benefits offered by tree planting, and show landowners how to design a tree scheme of their own.

John Tucker, the Woodland Trust’s Woodland Creation Director, said: “Woodland offers many benefits to landowners – not only for providing habitat and developing favourable conditions for game events, but also improving the overall productivity of their land.

“Well-planned tree planting contributes to a wealth of economical and environmental benefits – including reducing soil erosion and water run-off – and therefore the risk of flooding. Shelter also helps provide food and habitats for pollinating insects, and the creation of new native woodland helps to conserve and attract wildlife, such as insects, birds and bats – which all help to improve our countryside.

“Providing shelter and increasing tree cover doesn’t require taking over large areas of land. It can often mean maintaining and restoring, or planting next to existing hedgerows and trees. The CLA Game Fair offers a fantastic opportunity for landowners to talk to us about how trees can improve and protect their land, and we’re looking forward to seeing those who visit us on the day.”

To find out more about the support offered to landowners and farmers by Woodland Trust either call 0845 293 5689 or email