We are really pleased to let you know that the England Tree Strategy is now out for consultation. A national e-alert was sent out last week which you can read here. We would be grateful if you would share the Strategy with any contacts who may be interested in commenting.
The England Tree Strategy is being developed in parallel with other key strategies that flow from the 25 Year Environment Plan. These include the recent Tree Health Resilience Strategy and the forthcoming England Peat Strategy and Nature Strategy, as well the future Environmental Land Management Scheme which will operate on the basis of providing public payments for public goods.
For more information about the England Tree Strategy consultation and to submit your views please visit the consultation page.
There is a lot to read and consider in the consultation, so you may need to allow yourself a reasonable amount of time, but you can save your comments and come back to them later. The deadline for all comments is 11 September 2020.
We would also like to draw your attention to another national e-alert which was issued last week that contains other interesting topics, including:
· new guidance for organisations who are considering their next steps after having declared a climate emergency
· a new leaflet about trees and woodlands on farms
· the first roles advertised for the new England Tree Planting Programme. If you have the skills and experience to shape this programme, follow the links in the e-alert for more information.
South West Area Team
Forestry Commission | South West England Region