The UK government has launched action plans to improve tree coverage and peatlands in England. Under the Tree Action Plan, tree-planting rates in England are set to triple, reaching 7,000ha by 2024. The plan also includes grants for natural regeneration of woodland and continued support for recovery of species including pine marten, white-tailed eagle and beaver.

However, environmental campaigners warn that this must be done very carefully. “Despite promises from Defra and the Forestry Commission, there have been too many times when peatlands and other special habitats have been damaged by ...


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