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Tree Planting and Woodlands: MPs gather more evidence

8 July 2021

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold an evidence session as part of its Tree Planting and Woodlands inquiry.

Purpose of the session

In this session, MPs will explore targets and financial incentives for tree planting and woodland creation, ensuring that 'right tree right place' thinking is applied to Government plans, and how to manage and protect existing woodland. The session will also focus on forestry approval process, natural regeneration, and biosecurity and border controls on imports.


Tuesday 13 July

Panel one, at 2.30pm

  • Jill Butler,Director and Chair, Forest of Selwood Community Interest Company
  • Robin Gray, Development and Funding Officer, Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on behalf of the National Association of AONBs
  • Dr Darren Moorcroft,CEO, The Woodland Trust 

 Panel two, at approx 3.30pm

  • Melanie Baines,on behalf of the UK Environmental Law Association
  • Jenna Hegarty,Deputy-Director for Policy and Advocacy, RSPB
  • Emi Murphy,Nature Campaign Lead, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Further information

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