Integrating Trees Network

More and more farmers in Scottish agriculture are beginning to realise the benefits that trees can bring to their farming businesses.  Everything from providing shelter for livestock, improving productivity or diversifying income streams; to creating habitat for wildlife and reducing carbon footprint. The Integrating Trees Network is managed by Scottish Forestry and the Scottish Government.

The Integrating Trees Network (ITN) is a demonstrator network of host farmers and crofters across Scotland. Our volunteers host events and provide an informative and supportive network for other farmers and crofters who are considering planting trees. The network brings people together, along with the experts, to share their practical knowledge, experiences and advice about the processes, objectives, challenges and outcomes of planting trees. The Integrating Trees Network is managed by Scottish Forestry and the Scottish Government.


Netherurd Home Farm

Andrew Adamson is a 4th generation farmer at Netherurd Home Farm, a farm of 570 acres, near West Linton, where the family have been since 1940’s. Andrews’s wife Jayne, their daughter Hazel, and son Jon, also live on the farm. Andrew is in partnership with his mother and Jayne helps out on the farm when required.

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Mains of Fincastle Farm

Andrew and Seonag Barbour, and their family farm Mains of Fincastle, Pitlochry. A  540 hectare (1,334-acre), organic hill farm, sitting at over 1000 feet above sea-level rising to 1300 feet. Its home to a herd of 50 suckler cows along with  400 Texel X producing finished lambs from mainly rough grazing.

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Mains of Auchriachan

Andrew and Debbie Duffus, and their sons, Sam, Ben and Max  farm at Mains of Auchriachan, Tomintoul. Sitting with in the Cairngorms National Park. They run a hill farm rented from Crown Estate and extends to 1,540 ha, sitting at 370m at home farm to 675m.

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Knockbain Farm

Knockbain Farm, near Dingwall, extends to 250ha and has been in the Lockett family since 1971. Some of the farm is managed in-hand with a herd of Luing cattle and a small amount of contract farmed spring barley. The remainder of the farm is combination of woodland and conservation management habitats including wetlands, wildflower meadows, hedges and ponds.

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Burnfoot Farm

The Whiteford family farm at Burnfoot Farm, Sanquhar.  It extends to 3500 acres, with 2500 acres being hill ground. The farm sits at 100m and hill rising to 400m above sea level, with average annual rainfall of 1000mm.

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Hillhead Farm

The Imrie family have farmed at Hillhead farm in Torrance near Glasgow for 4 generations. This family-run farm comprises 400 acres owned, plus 100 acres rented.  It has an altitude of 40m down at Tower Farm, running up to 218m above sea level at the highest point – the trig point on Blairskaith Muir where the new forestry creation scheme will shortly be planted.

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Donald Barrie has been managing the 1,000 hectare hill farm of Glensaugh for 22 years. A research station since 1943, Glensaugh continues to be managed as a commercial livestock unit.

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Wildlife Croft

Phil Knott and his family took on a croft in Drumfearn, on the Sleat Peninsula of Skye in late 2015. The 3ha croft had been wholly deer fenced and planted up under a Woodland Grant Scheme in around 2006.

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Integrating Trees Network - Privacy Notice

This privacy notice tells you what Scottish Government and Scottish Forestry will do with the personal information we collect through the Integrating Trees Network.

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Useful Information & Contacts

We’ve collated a list of useful contacts who could help you with your woodland planting and management project.

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