Environment group points out that England will deliver less than a quarter of planting target for UK, and that plan fails to rise to the challenge of the climate and nature crisis.
Danny Gross, trees campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: “The government’s new plan fails to rise to the challenge of the climate and nature crisis. It means England would grow less than a quarter of the woodland needed to hit the government’s existing unambitious short-term target for the UK, leaving Scotland and Wales to do all the heavy lifting. The government needs to up its game and set a long-term tree cover target, protect other natural habitats, and support farmers to grow more trees.”
Posted on: 17 May 2021