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Tree Planting and Woodlands

Inquiry

The Government has promised a massive acceleration in the rate of tree planting to help offset greenhouse gas emissions. But questions have been raised about whether the targets are the right ones, whether the right types of trees will be planted in the right places, and whether enough is being done to protect existing woodlands.

The inquiry will examine these questions and what lessons can be learnt from the failure to meet previous tree planting ambitions in England. It will also consider how to balance the drive to plant more trees with the many other benefits for health, nature, and the economy derived from woods and forests.

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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9 March 2021
Inquiry Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, University of Exeter, and Jim Mackinnon CBE (Former Chief Planner and Director for the Built Environment at Scottish Government)
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
TPW0085 - Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Professor Ian Bateman
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
TPW0084 - Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Royal Forestry Society
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
TPW0076 - Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Forest School Association
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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