Silvopasture incorporates pasture, animal grazing, and trees within one system. Pastures with trees produce greater soil diversity and ecosystem health, provide more shade, roosting, and forage options for our birds, and sequester as much as 5 to 10 times the carbon as treeless fields.
We have planted 21,000 hazelnuts across our farms, and have planted more than 1000 fruit trees, including peaches, plums, pears, pawpaws (North America’s only native tropical fruit!), and heirloom varieties of Arkansas apples. This year we will also plant hundreds of native trees – such as willows, poplars, persimmon, and black locust – on our partner farms.