Skip to main content

Bright Blue responds to the Government’s announcement that the England Community Forest network has a target to plant 2,000ha this planting season, a 100% increase on last year’s figures.  

Sarah Kuszynski, Research Assistant at Bright Blue, commented:

“More ambitious tree-planting targets are certainly positive steps towards making the UK a greener, more pleasant place — forests not only help to mitigate climate change but provide a raft of health and wellbeing benefits. Afforestation must form part of a consistent drive to decarbonise.”

Bright Blue called for regularly reviewing and, if necessary, updating, the UK’s afforestation target so it is in line with trends in population growth and decarbonisation in our report Global Green Giant? A policy story.