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.theguardian - 19 days ago

Spending on trees in UK falls despite pledges to plant more

Less than £2 per person was spent on trees and forestry in 2017-18, Defra figures showSpending on trees and forestry fell by nearly £20m a year between 2015 and 2018, when a purely Conservative government had taken over from the coalition, despite pledges to plant more trees. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said £132m was spent across the UK on trees in 2017-18, down from £151m in 2014-15. The more recent total included £32m in England, with most of the rest spent in Scotland. Continue reading...


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