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Working Trees For Energy

Agroforestry practices can help farms, ranches and communities reduce energy use and diversify income.(6 pages)

Special Applications

Special Applications

Tree and shrub plantings may be used to help solve special resource concerns. Some special applications include the utilization of wastewater or irrigation tailwater to produce a short rotation woody crop, and plantings to help stabilize streambanks and floodplains. Any agroforestry practice can be designed to enhance wildlife habitat and to optimize carbon storage.

Related Publications

Agroforestry Notes

  • Opportunites For Growing Short-Rotation Woody Crops In Agroforestry Practices
  • Establishment & Cultural Guidlines For Using Hybrid Tree Species In Agroforestry Plantings
  • Wastewater Management Using Hybrid Poplars
  • Waterbreaks: Trees For Managing The Floodplains
  • Planning And Design Considerations For Hybrid Poplar Timberbelts
  • Biotechnical Streambank Protection: The Use Of Plants To Stabilize Streambanks
  • Planning Biotechnical Streambank Protection

Inside Agroforestry

  • Summer / Fall 2003: SARE
  • Summer 2001: Green Infrastructure
  • Fall 2000 / Winter 2001: Carbon
  • Spring 2000: Status Of Our Nation's Water
  • Spring 1998: Special Applications
  • Fall 1997: Riparian Forest Buffers / Short Rotation Woody Crops
  • Summer 1997: Agriculture/Community Interface
  • Winter 1994: Learning From The Future
  • Spring 1994: Soil Bioengineering

Working Trees

Additional Brochures

  • National Association Of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) Report: RC&D Survey Of Agroforestry Practices

En Español

Árboles Trabajando

  • Árboles Trabajando En Beneficio De La Agricultura

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About Agroforestry

Agroforestry intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Agroforestry takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. Agroforestry practices include:

About the NAC

The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) had its origins in the 1990 Farm Bill. It began as a Forest Service Research and State & Private Forestry effort in 1992 and expanded into a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1995. It is administered by the Forest Service's, Washington, DC, Office of Research and Development. NAC offices are located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

NAC accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals.

About Working Trees

The right trees planted in the right places for the right reasons can add value to land-use systems. That's the Working Trees message that helps natural resource professionals, community leaders, and landowners identify with the concept of agroforestry. NAC uses the Working Trees theme to promote the development of sustainable agriculture and communities.


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