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Ministry of Defence: Land

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 134116, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase tree cover on land owned by his Department.

Answered on

13 January 2021

The Defence Estate contains approximately 19,500 ha of woodland. This equates to approximately 8% of the total land owned by the Department.

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Officials are working closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Forestry Commission to ensure suitable MOD land is included within Government tree planting programmes. Specific areas for new woodland are currently being finalised in Long-Term Forest Plans.