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The Agroforestry Research Trust is a non-profit making charity, registered in England, which researches into temperate agroforestry and into all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops.

Click here to read more about us.                     See below for publications, seeds and other products.

Plant ordering for the coming 2017/18 winter season is now live! If you reserved plants then you'll get a confirmation shortly.

You can also read about our new Forest garden greenhouse here.

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Our Latest Publication:

Forest Gardening /
Food Forests
Design Course

Learn how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden or food forest, with frequent visits into our 22-year-old established forest garden. May and June courses FULL - next course with spaces July 2017

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How to grow your own Nuts

Martin Crawford's new book covering all aspects of nut growing for gardeners and small commercial producers. 


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Find everything you need to start your own Forest Garden or Agroforestry project:

Everything about Agroforestry…

The video below shows a portrait of our Forest Garden, shot in the Spring of 2015.

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Research Site Tours

The Agroforestry Research Trust is inviting interested visitors on a tour of our each of our three sites, led by Martin Crawford. Numbers are limited to 25 adults. Children are welcome as long as they are supervised.

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Biological control is essential in forest garden greenhouses .... I expected whitefly and aphids, so introduced the parasitic wasp Encarsia earlier in the season and they have done a fantastic job. What I was not expecting was an invasion of tortrix moths whose caterpillars roll up leaves and feed on them safely inside. They are attacking many of the trees inside. These turn out to be the light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana) so apart from controlling by hand every few days I'll be introducing pheromone traps which should hopefully bring numbers down. I've never had problems outside or in polytunnels so they must get controlled naturally outside, by what I wonder? ... See MoreSee Less

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Course dates announced for 2018 .... more forest gardening / food forests courses by popular demand, as well as a new course on forest garden greenhouses. See www.agroforestry.co.uk/product-category/courses/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Some shots of our young experimental coppice trees planted in 2013 and 2014, using trees not normally planted for coppice in the UK. Downy oak (Quercus pubescens); heartnut (Juglans ailantifolia cordiformis); hybrid chestnut (Castanea spp.) - flowering already; dawn redwood (Metasequoia); Antarctic beech (Nothofagus Antarctica); walnut (Juglans regia varieties). ... See MoreSee Less

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