Pruning day at the Domaine de Valensole - Alpes de Haute Provence - France

Organisation of a technical day on pruning high-growing trees planted in 2017, walnut trees and cherry trees associated with PPAM.

Quote from a farmer on his agroforestry project :

"I don't have any livestock on the farm, so the idea is to plant trees to improve the soil and produce more biomass. Because of the proximity of the river, the agroforestry plot floods regularly. In my opinion, trees help to protect the soil and slow down the speed at which water runs off, so that it infiltrates the soil more effectively. In arable farming, when there's heavy rain followed by heavy drought, the grain harvest looks better under the trees (…). Agroforestry, in this climatic context, makes it possible to develop the land in a different way".