Skip to main content

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

View all reports and responses
First Special Report - Tree Planting: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2021–22
Inquiry Tree Planting and Woodlands
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
HC 323
Special Report
Third Report - Tree planting
Inquiry Tree Planting and Woodlands
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
HC 356
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

View all oral evidence transcripts
23 November 2021
Inquiry Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
14 September 2021
Inquiry Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Forestry Commission, Forestry Commission’s England Tree Planting Programme, Natural England, and Natural England
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
14 September 2021
Inquiry Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Country Land and Business Association (CLA), Tenants Farmers Association, and National Farmers' Union
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
TPW0094 - Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Horticultural Trades Association
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
TPW0092 - Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Julian Ohlsen
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
TPW0093 - Tree Planting and Woodlands
Witnesses Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

We can’t usually help you with an individual problem or a specific complaint.

  • Email: efracom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 1119 / (Media Enquiries) 020 7219 3279
  • Address: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA