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Tree Planting: Wallasey

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 8150, tabled on 27 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to increase the number of trees planted in Wallasey.

Answered on

30 January 2020

The Government is developing policies to increase tree planting at a national scale and does not target particular constituencies.

Working with the Devolved Administrations, the Government is committed to planting 30,000 hectares per year of new forests across the UK by 2025, in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation. In England, the Nature for Climate fund will help drive planting in this Parliament.

We are supporting the creation of a Great Northumberland Forest, where one million trees will be planted by 2024. We are also investing £5.7 million to accelerate and further develop the Northern Forest - planting 1.8 million new trees, helping towards a long-term ambition of 50 million trees over 25 years.

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