Why Plant Trees? / Making Money from Farm Forestry / Environmental & Social Services
Why Farm Forestry
Why Plant Trees
Markets for products & services
Designing a Farm Forest
  Environmental, social and economic services

Can farmers ‘sell’ the view or the wildlife value of their forests? It is widely recognised that trees on farms provide real economic, environmental, social and community values, without any products being harvested. This recognition has stimulated debate about the opportunities that might exist for farmers to make a profit from selling forest services.

Although international interest is currently focused on carbon credits, there are national moves to introduce programs that reward farmers for the contribution their forests make to the environment in other ways. For example, tourism, education and research opportunities may allow farmers to be paid for providing social services.

Entering into long-term leases and joint ventures with forestry investors provides an economic or business service in the same way as offering land for agricultural agistment.

Environmental services
Tourism, recreation and education
Providing land for forestry research, extension and development
Joint ventures and lease arrangements
Agricultural agistment

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