Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees

Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees: The government has reported a £12.1 million fund for planting 500 hectares of trees throughout the UK within the next 5 months.

The new program will support ten neighbourhood forests in areas including Yorkshire, Manchester & Bristol.

It is expected the trees will house 100,000 tonnes of carbon which is equal to over 45,000 overseas flights.

The funding is based on the government’s promise to expand tree planting to 30,000 hectares each year by 2025.

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that the project will assist in lowering flood risk, increase biodiversity and broaden people’s connection to woodland & green space.

It is also expected that the scheme will assist regional economies and expand jobs inside the forestry & environmental area.

Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith stated: “Through this exciting new programme we will build back greener, as more communities, particularly those in urban environments will have access to nature, with real benefits for health and wellbeing.

“Trees are the backbone of our urban and rural environments and essential in tackling climate emergency.”

Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees

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