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

Cecilia Keating
clock • 4 min read
Forest in Lancashire | Credit: iStock
Image:

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...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Access our Intelligence Reports and exclusive data-rich studies on business-critical aspects of the green economy (BG Advanced members only)
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Biodiversity

Credit: iStock

Should regenerative agriculture follow organic's path?

The organic movement forged a path for a federally recognised standard for food - Should regenerative follow its course?

Jesse Klein, GreenBiz.com
clock 24 March 2023 • 9 min read
For peat's sake: Anger as full government ban on peat-based gardening products deferred until 2030

For peat's sake: Anger as full government ban on peat-based gardening products deferred until 2030

Ban on sales of peat based compost for gardeners will come into effect in 2024, but government has confirmed it will not be extended to the professional horticulture market until 2030

clock 24 March 2023 • 5 min read
'Epidemic of climate anxiety': Woodland Trust warns nature loss is impacting mental health

'Epidemic of climate anxiety': Woodland Trust warns nature loss is impacting mental health

The conservation charity has commissioned new research which demonstrates younger generation is increasingly worried about climate change and has limited access to green spaces

clock 21 March 2023 • 4 min read