Seeing the Wood, the Trees and the Catch 22

Up to the middle of the last Century, agroforestry (the integration of trees into farming
systems) provided a rich backdrop to large areas of European farmland (see, for example,
fascinating pictures at However, specialisation in recent
decades led to antipathy between agriculturalists and foresters, which has been bad for
the development of agroforestry. It could be that this is now changing.

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