Defra plots new forest in Cumbria as part of £12m tree planting package

Cecilia Keating
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Forest in Lancashire | Credit: iStock

Forest in Lancashire | Credit: iStock

Funding comes as Forestry Minister Zac Goldsmith faces grilling from MPs over sluggish tree planting rates and government's continued support for biomass energy

Tree planting schemes across the UK are set to benefit from £12m funding announced today by the government, which comes as it faces mounting criticism from MPs over sluggish forestation rates and its continued...

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