Trees

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to enable the natural regeneration of trees and shrubs to support achieving the UK's 2050 net zero target.

Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith The Minister of State, Department for International Development, The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra encourages the use of natural regeneration to maintain and create semi-natural woodland where possible on National Nature Reserves managed by Natural England. Natural regeneration can play a role in increasing tree cover to meet the net zero commitment, depending on the landscape and other objectives.

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