18 Aug 2023
Empowering Scottish Tenant Farmers in Tree Planting
Scottish tenant farmers are poised to embrace tree planting for greener horizons, as per the Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh. A news article by Farming UK, outlines steps to address hurdles hindering tenant engagement in tree planting. This effort aligns with upcoming legislation, including the Agricultural Bill. In addition to traditional benefits, the paper underscores the potential for tenant farmers to earn carbon credits by planting trees, which can offset carbon emissions. However, concerns around compensation arrangements and lack of incentives currently challenge tenant participation. McIntosh urges collaborative efforts to make tree planting more accessible and attractive, emphasizing the need for equitable compensation and clear guidance. Read more here.