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Government's Tree planting targets examined by Committee

4 March 2021

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee continues its tree planting and woodlands inquiry with an evidence session. The session will explore the Government's tree planting targets. It will also explore the Committee on Climate Change's recommendations to increase woodland coverage as part of the path to net zero emissions.


Tuesday 9 March, 2.30pm

  • Dr Amanda Thomson, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Professor Ian Bateman, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, Exeter University
  • Jim Mackinnon CBE, Former Chief Planner and Director for the Built Environment, Scottish Government 

Purpose of the session

MPs will question the trade offs involved in delivering increased tree coverage and the barriers to achieving it.

The Committee will also focus on Scotland's recent success in increasing planting rates and ask what lessons England can learn.

Further information

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