Row over UK tree-planting drive: 'We want the right trees in the right place'

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Forestry Fee accused of funding non-native plantations that injury peatlands and imperil uncommon species

The pure bowl within the Northumberland hills studded with dumpy younger conifers seems innocuous sufficient. However the English borders are the scene of an more and more bitter battle as formidable authorities tree-planting targets collide with considerations for uncommon crops and birds.

The federal government is in search of to dramatically improve tree planting to 30,000 hectares of latest timber within the UK annually, with plantations sequestering carbon and serving to the federal government attain internet zero emissions by 2050.

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