England Tree Strategy

Closed 11 Sep 2020

Opened 19 Jun 2020

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.

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