Government Launches New Scheme to Boost Tree-Planting (England)

The Government has announced the launch of a new £50million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change. The new Woodland Carbon Guarantee will encourage farmers and landowners in England to plant more trees and create new woodland in return for payments as those trees grow.

Successful applicants will be offered the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units to the government over a 35-year period at a guaranteed price set by auction, providing new income for land managers who help businesses compensate for their carbon emissions.

By planting more trees and creating new woodland, land managers also provide a range of other ecosystem benefits such as preventing flood risk, soil conservation and boosting biodiversity.

Applicants that would like to apply and are already registered for the Woodland Carbon Code and meet the other eligibility requirements please complete the Woodland Carbon Guarantee application form and return it to: wcag@forestrycommission.gov.uk

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