The industry also has concerns

EFRA Committee report notes skills shortage risks to tree planting agenda - Institute of Chartered Foresters

A worrying report by the EFRA Committee on the tree planting agenda in England recognises the skills crisis as a key barrier to success, quoting evidence put forward by the Institute.

Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor was invited to give evidence at the inquiry in 2021, raising multiple challenges in skills and training for the sector which put government’s ambitions on the climate crisis at risk. The Institute’s position paper in October further outlined these issues.

The report also highlights opportunities to expand domestic tree production and increase the amount of timber used in building and construction.

We welcome the report and the Committee’s recognition of the challenges and we plan to continue our work with Defra and across government on resolving the issues.

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Posted On: 22/03/2022

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