England Tree Strategy

Closed 11 Sep 2020

Opened 19 Jun 2020

Results updated 18 May 2021

We received over 20,400 responses to this consultation. The England Tree Strategy consultation analysis of responses has now been published on gov.uk.

The analysis has fed directly into the development of the England Trees Action Plan which: 

  • provides the strategic framework for implementing the Nature for Climate Fund
  • outlines the measures we’ll take over this parliament and beyond to meet our long-term visions for trees, woodland and forestry.

Overview

This consultation will inform a new England Tree Strategy which we will publish later this year. The strategy will set out policy priorities to deliver our ambitious tree planting programme. It will focus on expanding, protecting and improving our woodlands, and how trees and woodlands can connect people to nature, support the economy, combat climate change and recover biodiversity. This will ensure that trees are established and managed for the many benefits they provide for people, the economy, the climate and nature itself.

Why we are consulting

We want your views on how we can significantly increase tree establishment and woodland creation to support nature recovery, clean growth and the commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We also want your views on how we can protect existing trees and woodland, bring more woodlands into management, use them to support the economy, and engage more people with trees and woodlands.

What happens next

We received 20,400 responses to this consultation. We’re considering these views and are working closely with key stakeholders to develop the England Tree Strategy. We expect to publish the summary of responses alongside the final Strategy in spring 2021.

Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Government Agencies
  • National Park Authorities
  • Recreation sector
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Environmental professional services
  • House Building Industry
  • Property Management
  • Local Authorities
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Member of the General Public
  • Landowners and their representative bodies
  • Walkers
  • Horse riders
  • Families
  • Students
  • Farmers
  • SME businesses
  • Energy suppliers
  • Water suppliers
  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Agricultural Valuers
  • Land Agents
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants
  • Stakeholders

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Plants
  • Tree and plant health
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure