Government tree plan fails to rise to challenge of climate crisis

Environment group points out that England will deliver less than a quarter of planting target for UK, and that plan fails to rise to the challenge of the climate and nature crisis.
  Published:  16 May 2021    |      1 minute read

Danny Gross, trees campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:

“The government’s new plan fails to rise to the challenge of the climate and nature crisis. It means England would grow less than a quarter of the woodland needed to hit the government’s existing unambitious short-term target for the UK, leaving Scotland and Wales to do all the heavy lifting.”

“The government needs to up its game and set a long-term tree cover target, protect other natural habitats, and support farmers to grow more trees.”

Tell the UK government to double tree cover to help tackle the climate emergency.