FOREST management company Tilhill is hosting a free public webinar dedicated to farmers and land owners in Wales.

Taking place online via Zoom on 15th October, the event for farmers, landowners and forestry investors intends to answer questions such as:

  • How farming and forestry can work more closely together.
  • Can trees and food be successfully grown on the same farm?
  • What woodland creation funding opportunities exist in Wales?
  • Is woodland creation a good use of land?
  • How can you earn an income from timber?

The webinar, entitled ‘Farming and Forestry: Making Trees Work For You’, will feature an interview with special guest speaker Huw Owen from Wood Energy Wales who has taken his farm from an uncertain future in livestock farming to a £2 million timber processing operation.

The Welsh event will be chaired by Tim Liddon, Tilhill’s forestry director. Tim grew up with forestry in South West England where his father owned a forestry business. He studied Forestry at Aberdeen University and joined Tilhill as a forest manager in 1980. 

The live webinar will feature expert presentations and case studies on the multiple benefits of farm diversification with trees from Tilhill’s Wales and Marches regional manager, David Edwards who has worked in forestry since graduating from University of Aberdeen in 1984. He is a longstanding Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and was elected President in 2017.

Iwan Parry, Tilhill’s area manager for Wales is a multi-award winning chartered forester and currently chairman of the Institute of Chartered Foresters Wales Regional Committee.

Attendees will be able to ask their questions to be answered by the panel during the webinar.

You can register for the event here.

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