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Timber: Production

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 2849, tabled on 18 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the planned additional woodland will be for sustainable wood production.

Answered on

26 May 2021

By delivering our England Trees Action Plan we aim to at least treble planting rates in England, supporting our manifesto commitment to increase planting across the UK to 30,000 hectares per year by the end of the parliament.

In England we will predominantly fund the establishment of native broadleaf woodlands at a large scale, but also support well-designed and managed majority conifer and mixed woodlands. Sustainable wood production can be carried out by land managers in all types of woodlands, in line with the UK Forestry Standard for sustainable forest management.