Responding to the Climate Emergency with New Trees & Woodlands
To help local authorities and landowning businesses achieve net zero, the Forestry Commission has produced the guide ‘Responding to the climate emergency with new trees and woodlands‘.
With the UK climate changing, trees, woods and forests play a key role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Woodland creation should be at the heart of any response to climate change due to its efficient and effective carbon capture, as well as a range of other benefits.
This document includes:
- tips on creating and managing woodland
- tips on reducing the use of non-renewable resources through wood and timber products
- sources of further information on grant funding.
How Trees Benefit your Farm Business
Additionally, there is also a leaflet for farmers, created by the Forestry Commission in partnership with the Catchment Sensitive Farming project, titled ‘How trees benefit your farm business‘. Woodland creation on farmland can generate income (from timber, wood fuel, tourism and more), provide shade and shelter for livestock, reduce soil and nutrient losses, store carbon to help combat climate change, create new habitats for wildlife and reduce flood risks. The leaflet lists the grants and incentives available for planting trees in England and carbon sequestration.