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Britain needs to double its tree planting rate to reach zero net carbon emissions by 2050

Britain needs to double its tree planting rate to reach zero net carbon emissions by 2050, conservationists warn

  • Each country in the United Kingdom needs 19% of its land covered by trees in 30 years.
  • As it stands, the United Kingdom has one of the lowest levels of tree cover in Europe.
  • An additional 3.7 million acres of forest will have to be planted throughout Britain

Britain must double the area of ​​new forests it plants annually starting this year to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, conservationists warned.

Each country in the United Kingdom must set new annual goals to ensure that 19 percent of its land is covered by trees and forests within 30 years, says The Woodland Trust.

It is expected that by introducing what the charity has called an emergency tree plan, planting rates will improve. As it stands, the United Kingdom has one of the lowest levels of tree cover in Europe: 13% compared to a European average of 37%.

Each country in the United Kingdom must set new annual goals to ensure that 19 percent of its land is covered by trees and forests within 30 years, says The Woodland Trust

Each country in the United Kingdom must set new annual goals to ensure that 19 percent of its land is covered by trees and forests within 30 years, says The Woodland Trust

The charity today urges government and local councils to publish an emergency tree plan that would help identify where new trees could be planted and set annual expansion targets.

The Woodland Trust calls for all new council developments to have a minimum of 30 percent of their land covered with treetops, either by maintaining existing mature trees or planting street trees and creating forests made from native species native to the Kingdom United.

To achieve the objective, an additional 3.7 million acres of forest should be planted throughout Britain

To achieve the objective, an additional 3.7 million acres of forest should be planted throughout Britain

To achieve the objective, an additional 3.7 million acres of forest should be planted throughout Britain

The Daily Mail has campaigned for a large increase in tree cover as part of the Be A Tree Angel campaign organized with the Tree Council, of which the Woodland Trust is a member.

This newspaper has encouraged readers to plant trees and businesses to commit cash to orchards for schools throughout the United Kingdom.

The Government Climate Change Committee set the goal of 19% to ensure that the United Kingdom reduces its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Trees capture and store carbon.

To achieve the objective, an additional 3.7 million acres of forest should be planted throughout Britain.

There should be an increase of 33,087 acres planted in 2018/2019 across the United Kingdom, to about 86,487 acres per year until 2025, and then an even greater push to meet the 2050 goal, says Woodland Trust.

Executive President Dr. Darren Moorcroft said: “The time has come for the crisis and it is necessary to take action this year.”

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