Defra ‘Consultation to run for 12 weeks, seeking views on how to increase tree planting and tree and woodland management.
• Trees are a unique natural asset that play a crucial role in combating the biodiversity and climate crises we face.
• The government’s environmental programme will play its full part as we build back better and secure a fair, green and resilient recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Plans to accelerate tree planting and improve the management of our existing trees and woodlands are underway as the government today (19 June) launched a consultation to inform a new England Tree Strategy.
Everyone – from farmers, foresters and land managers, experts and environmental organisations, to members of the public – is being invited to give their views on the future creation and management of our trees, woodlands and forests.
River Aire – Successful bid for funds to plant thousands of trees
A successful bid for government funding means that more than 300,000 more trees will now be planted in the River Aire catchment area.
A successful bid for £700,000 means that more than 300,000 more trees will now be planted in the River Aire catchment area to help reduce flood risk.
The extra government funding has been awarded to Leeds City Council’s Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) which includes natural flood management (NFM) as a major element to help protect the people of Leeds and those living near the River Aire from the risk of flooding. The Leeds FAS is led by Leeds Council working alongside the Environment Agency.