As an environmental scientist, a forester and parent, I applaud this week’s announcement by the Prime Minister for a renewed tree planting commitment of 30,000 hectares of trees every year in his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
The total value of the world’s forests was estimated to be $150 Trillion in a recent Boston Consulting Group report - double the value of the global stock markets – with tree’s carbon storage ability amounting to 90% of this value.
There’s a growing recognition and desire for a low-carbon 'green recovery' as we emerge from crisis. But Partner in Forestry, Andy Turnbull, asks if a new way of valuing forests could be the real catalyst for a step change in UK woodland creation?
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