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We're currently offering crop and livestock farms in western Pennsylvania technical assistance for designing agroforestry plans.


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Planting trees on farms diversifies ecosystems and income streams to support healthy landscapes and viable businesses.

Agroforestry can take many forms—from establishing riparian buffers to protect our streams, to growing the urban canopy to cool our cities; from food forests, to silvopasture, to alley cropping. Ultimately it means planting more trees on farms.

Trees help draw down more carbon, reduce runoff, lower surface temperatures, and improve the health of our soils, waters, and air. Agroforestry also helps farms protect their fields from increasingly extreme weather. Increasing biodiversity on the farm can generate financial, environmental, and social co-benefits that help farmers get the most out of each acre.

Alley cropping demonstration sites

Alley cropping is the practice of growing annual crops between rows of trees. We’re working to develop agroforestry demonstration sites on working farms to show farmers a variety of approaches for integrating trees into crop systems.

Planting Trees for Economic & Ecological Diversity

Learn about two Pennsylvania farms experimenting with the agroforestry practice of alley cropping.


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