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Tree Planting

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL2496, tabled on 7 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to meet their target for planting trees outlined in the Queen’s Speech.

Answered on

21 September 2021

The Government has committed to increasing tree planting in the UK to 30,000 hectares per year by the end of this Parliament. The England Trees Action Plan (ETAP), which was published in May, sets out our target of trebling woodland creation in England to reflect its contribution to that target. The ETAP is supported through £500 million from the Nature for Climate Fund. This funding will support tree planting and protection during this Parliament.

We also continue to work closely with the Devolved Administrations to ensure we are on track collectively to deliver the commitment.