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At Silverwood Park in Dane County, 15 to 18 acres at the front of the park have been dedicated to alley cropping, with the Savanna Institute assisting in the planting of three different tree combinations in 2019.

In the 1800s, the first settlers of Wisconsin battled its dense forests to establish the open farmland that now sprawls across much of the state.

But, by utilizing agroforestry techniques, many farmers can use trees and cultivate them alongside crops to maximize the potential of both.

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