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Forest Creation and Climate Change

The benefits of creating new woodlands

There are many reasons why it is good to plant trees, especially when combined with creating other attractive habitats for wildlife and enhancing the landscape on a large scale, as in The National Forest. Woodland also provides opportunities for recreation and enjoyment, jobs and tourism.

This statement specifically addresses the contribution of The National Forest's trees to reducing the effects of climate change. It has been developed by the Directors of the National Forest Company, supported by commissioned research, and the Board will review it regularly, as it keeps abreast of research and policy in this critical area.

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Below is up to date information on key messages from the Forestry Commission on climate change.