Therese Coffey, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, has announced that £13 million will be made available to increase the amount of woodland in England. The Government aim to plant three million more trees which will create 1,900 hectares of new woodland.
Coffey said in a statement:
“Our forests and woodlands are vital for providing timber, improving the environment and protecting our wildlife. Today’s announcement demonstrates the government’s ongoing commitment to the forestry sector and to biodiversity, which afforestation delivers. I hope to see as many applications as possible so this important industry can continue to thrive”.