Thursday, 13 August 2015

We need to plant more forests - the question is where, and what type of trees

The rural economy conference in Hexham ten days ago included a specific discussion on the approach to forestry in general and the need to plant more trees.
I am pictured with Rory Stewart, MP, the rural economy and forestry minister, and Simon hart, forestry guru form Egger. I am big supporter of Roots to Prosperity, the forestry and timber industry plan for more forestry, and have been making the case for many years for enhanced planting in Northumberland, of both conifers and other trees.
The journal has covered the story in more detail here:
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/northumberland-timber-industry-jobs-plan-9814096

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