Tree Planting

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

What plans she has to increase the number of trees planted each year; and if she will make a statement.

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

We are on track to plant 11 million trees and a further one million trees in urban areas. We have also modified our main grant schemes, to make them more accessible. We have announced additional funding for tree planting including £10 million for urban trees; £50 million for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee; and £5.7 million to kick-start the Northern Forest and the Woodland Carbon Fund is now open until 2022. Most recently we launched the Northumberland Forest of up to one million trees to be planted by 2024.

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