A call for the UK to double tree planting
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released a report on land use which states that Britain must double its tree planting efforts in order to tackle climate change. The report calls for cropland and grassland to be converted into woodland, and also mentions the value of peatland for locking up carbon.
If adopted, the CCC recommendations would increase forest cover from 13% to 19% of the UK by 2050.
Chris Stark, CCC chief executive told the Guardian that there is a ‘window now for a more radical policy’ on land use, which historically has subsidised the use of land for food production.
The Tree Council’s National Tree Week, which brings people together around the UK to plant and celebrate trees, has never been more vital. Click here to find out more.