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Presentation given by Helen Chesshire of the Woodland Trust at the 2018 Farm Woodland Forum meeting held on 10-11th July at the Allerton Project, UK. Overview of Woodland Trust funded agroforestry schemes. Since 2013 the Woodland Trust has been offering farmers across the UK advice and subsidized trees & protection to help them set up small scale agroforestry schemes. Hear descriptions of the types of schemes that have been planted as well as the challenges and the rewards to date. With the development of a new land management policy post Brexit these demonstration schemes are proving to be very useful in bringing agroforestry to forefront of policy makers' minds. Hear our initial thought on how future schemes should support agroforestry and the role trees can play in supporting sustainable agriculture whilst delivering an array of public benefits.