National Tree

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd May 2013.

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Photo of John Scott John Scott Conservative

The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-06190, in the name of Joan McAlpine, on a national tree. The debate will be concluded without any question being put.

Motion debated,

That the Parliament recognises the significance of the Year of Natural Scotland; understands the importance of creating a legacy from this year, given the loss of woodlands through climatic changes and environmental degradation; recognises the importance of trees and woodland to the environment and people in South Scotland and across the country, and notes calls for the declaration of an official national tree after due public consultation as an important symbol of commitment to woodlands, to bio-diverse reforestation and, more generally, to a greener Scotland.