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News analysis: Root and branch reviewed

Words: Laura Edgar

Back in January 2018, the then Prime Minister Theresa May committed the UK Government to creating a Northern Forest as part of its 25-year environment plan. This would see the Woodland Trust and Community Forest Trust planting more than 50 million trees from Liverpool to Hull during the next 25 years.

In May 2019, the government committed £10 million to planting 130,000 trees in England’s urban areas. And in January, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommended an increase in forestry cover from 13 per cent to 17 per cent as one of the ways that the UK could transform the way land is used as it moves to achieve a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

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