To help develop its response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report, Defra has published the first of a series of short public surveys. This will help shape the Government’s decision around the future of England’s forests, woods and trees. Please do take a few moments to feed your views into this process.
Woodland Trust Chief Executive, Sue Holden, said: “Following the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report, which clearly documented the enormous potential of forests, woods and trees and highlighted a real need to increase woodland cover in England, the Government is now offering everyone the chance to shape its plan for the sustainable management of our forests. I would encourage all who care about the future of England’s woodland, including the woods and trees in their neighbourhood, to respond to this survey as a matter of priority. It is vital that we all play our part, keeping pressure on Government to deliver a plan for our woodland that works.”
Defra asks in the survey:
1. Do you want to see more woodland created in or near to your local community?
2. If yes, what single thing would make the biggest difference to increasing the amount of woodland in or near your community?
3. What would encourage you to visit local woodland more?
4. Do you buy British timber products? If not, why not?
If you love forests, woods and trees please do try to find the time to respond. Thank you!
Kay Haw, Assistant Conservation Adviser