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Shaun Renwick is owner of Cragend Farm; a working rare-breeds farm, country holiday destination, and plantation wood of just over 40 acres in Northumberland.


In 2012 over 1000 mixed deciduous trees, including alder, rowan, beech and oak were planted, and a Scots Pine stand of 10 new trees was planted in 2019 dedicated to the loved ones of people who live, and holiday in The Coquet Valley funded by donations.


Two new projects include the Ten Ten Tree Project, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of tree planting at Cragend Farm, with ten parkland trees of ten different species of tree being planted each with its own hand-made wooden tree guard to protect the new saplings from the deer and grazing livestock.


The ‘Arbour’Bee’Tum project will plant 15 different species of tree which will flower in every month of the year, providing year-round nectar for the bees at Cragend. Of 100 trees listed to plant here there are still 88 trees to choose from, ranging from Red Oaks to Walnut trees!


Shaun says, “The Grown in Britain initiative highlights how, as landowners, we are the custodians of a natural wonder of our world, and that we endeavour to grow, manage, and harvest wood that will end up in the products everyone buys, in some capacity, connecting people with the land and its great potential.”


Shaun is a true ambassador for the holistic wood culture that Grown in Britain stands for; recognising and nurturing a deep connection to land and woods, for a multitude of benefits.


Contribute to Cragend Farm’s tree planting projects here:

About the author

Lou is the owner of Cragend Farm with her husband Shaun, and deals with everything from Holiday Accommodation inquiries to egg collection from the chickens; she is the social media and web design finger-tapper.

Find Out More About Cragend

Cragend Farm has a interesting and diverse history, from technical innovations to historic buildings. Tied in closely to the neighbouring Cragside Estate home of Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong.