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|Question||Answer||Use these links to get more detail|
|Are there grants for silvopastoral agroforestry?||Yes, through the Woodland Grant Scheme operated by the Forestry Commission in GB and the Forest Service in Northern Ireland. Existing forage area payments are unaffected.||Grant information|
|What will it cost to get started?||Some ground preparation is required, tree seedlings and individual tree protection will have to be bought.||Establishment costs|
|Are there markets for the timber?||Yes, you should plan to grow good quality timber if you want financial returns. Specialist sawmillers required good timber from a range of tree species.||Market information|
|Which tree species could I grow?||It is very important to choose tree species which are suited to your site, only that way will you have a chance of growing good timber.||Site suitability|
|Will I have to change my livestock management?||No, the trees are individually protected so grazing can continue from day one. By pruning and thinning the trees as they grow you can maintain a high level of pasture and animal productivity.||Farming impacts|
|Will there be any environmental benefits?||Yes, the introduction of trees onto pastures has been shown to increase biodiversity and to improve the landscape.||Environmental impacts|
|Will I have to learn new skills?||Not necessarily, you could choose to contract out all of the tree planting and tree management jobs. On the other hand, you could quite easily learn the skills needed.||Tree planting
|Suppose I go ahead, where will I get the trees?||There are many tree nurseries around the country that can supply tree seedlings of good quality.||Tree nurseries|
|What risks are there?||There are bound to be risks with a venture like this.
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