Native Woodlands & Trees on the Farm
Native Woodland specialist Andrew St. Ledger shows us around on his property in Co. Clare, Ireland. Examples of simple-to-implement Agroforestry and Natural Woodlands are shown and discussed.
Thanks to Andrew St. Ledger, founder of the Woodland League: https://www.woodlandleague.org/
Filmed & produced by Julius Silvan: https://www.youtube.com/@juliussilvan
This series is made commissioned by CELT with the support of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to promote woodlands & reforestation.
CELT is a registered Irish charity, promoting the Natural Environment & Sustainable Living through education and raising community awareness.
An Effective way of implementing TREES on the FARM!
In this video, Andrew shows us an example of Agroforestry tree planting: the creation of tree coops in grazing or crop fields. Hereby a biodiversity oasis is created in the middle of the field that can also give shade to livestock, improve drainage and field fertility, and more. The round design makes for cost-effective and easy-to-put-up fencing, protecting the trees from livestock and deer.
The importance of Restoring & Expanding OLD NATIVE WOODLANDS
In this video, native woodland conservationist Andrew St. Ledger shows us an example of Old Native Woodland on his land, he talks about the importance of restoring and expanding these habitats, ''the terrestrial life support system of our planet'' as he calls it.
Reintroducing Nature Sanctuaries in Modern Farming - ''THE HARES CORNER ''
In Ireland's new Forestry Programme 2023-2027 (which is still waiting EU approval), small woodlands on Farms are being promoted under the 'Native Tree Area Scheme' which supports the creation of small woodlands (up to 1ha) without the need for a reforestation license. Besides covering the costs of the forest creation farmers will be rewarded with a significant premium of €2284/ha/year for 10 years.
RIPARIAN WOODLANDS: The most important Natural Corridors on Land!
Under Ireland's new Forestry Schemes 2023-2027 (which is still awaiting EU approval): Woodlands along watercourses are being promoted under the 'Woodlands for Water Scheme'. Besides covering the costs of forest creation, farmers will be rewarded with a significant premium of €1142/ha/year for up to 20 years.
Resource producing Corridors on the Farm: "THE HEDGEROW''
In this video, native woodland conservationist Andrew St. Ledger shows us an example of hedgerows on the Farm. He talks about there importance as biodiversity corridors and the resources that can come out of it.
The most Effective Way of REFORESTATION? embracing natural processes
Natural Regeneration vs. Tree Planting! Native Woodland Conservationist Andrew St. Ledger we discuss the process and potential of Natural Regeneration. Is it a good alternative to Tree planting?
How do Forests originate Naturally? - from Valley to Uplands
Native Woodland Conservationist Andrew St. Ledger shows us forest succession on a hillside, from the valley up to the upland blanket bog.