Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 7th May 1940.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether, in view of the increased destruction of trees for military and other purposes, he is considering steps to be taken, at an early date, to secure the extensive planting of trees to counterbalance that destruction?

Photo of Sir George Courthope Sir George Courthope , Rye

The Forestry Commissioners fully appreciate the importance of the extensive planting of trees to counterbalance those felled or destroyed for military and other purposes during the war. So far as State forests are concerned, they propose to replant with the minimum of delay having regard to technical considerations and availability of labour. Some areas felled during the war have already been replanted. So far as private woodlands are concerned, the Commissioners are continuing the scheme of grants for planting.