Government commit £millions to new woodlands

The Government is to invest £30m to plant 4 million new trees as they look to create 2000 hectares   Screen shot 2014-01-14 at 15.20.25of new woodlands and place 200,000 ha into protected status.

The move will support existing landowners in their forestry work, and will create jobs and provide growth support for the forestry industry in the UK which already contributes  around £230 million GVA ( figure from 2010, an increase of 52% since 2008)

More can be found on Defra’s pages here

You can also read the WoodlandTrust’s response to the plans on their website,  here