Forestry and Tree Planting APPG

First Registered: 08/04/2020 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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A successful forestry and wood-processing sector is positive for the economy, environment, biodiversity, recreation and health. But its future is under threat unless urgent action is taken. The sector needs a secure supply of timber and woodlands must be managed responsibly. The APPG will help tackle both of these issues.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Forestry and Tree Planting

1. Government supported new planting of trees in England: Interim update for the half year April to September 2019
19/11/2019 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Government supported new planting of trees in England Interim update

2. Government supported new planting of trees in England: Interim update for the half year April to September 2020
18/11/2020 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Government supported new planting of trees in England Interim update

3. Government supported new planting of trees in England: Report for 2018-19
13/06/2019 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Government supported new planting of trees in England Report for

4. Government supported new planting of trees in England: Report for 2019-20
11/06/2020 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Government supported new planting of trees in England Report for

5. Nursery Notification Scheme: Invitation to Quote
07/01/2021 - Forestry Commission
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Found: January 2021 From: Forestry Commission Documents Nursery

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Forestry and Tree Planting

1. Trees
25/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: in our manifesto we committed to increasing the planting of trees across the UK to 30,000 hectares per - Speech Link
2: conflicting advice that growers are receiving. The Forestry Commission, which is the government expert on - Speech Link
3: priorities will be clearly set out in the England tree strategy, but, fundamentally, we will favour a mixed - Speech Link

2. Tree Pests and Diseases
13/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Then there is the threat to trees caused by tree pests and tree diseases.There is of course an aesthetic - Speech Link
2: particularly true of any discussion about woodland tree pests and diseases, where my personal experience - Speech Link
3: find that enigmatic phrase“the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”The ancients - Speech Link

3. Trees
23/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: woodlands are recognised as priority habitats. Tree planting is a nature-based solution that can expand habitats - Speech Link
2: While the Government’s plans to increase tree planting are laudable, they must not be at the expense - Speech Link
3: aligning our various strategies, including the England tree strategy and the peat strategy, and we hope that - Speech Link

4. Forestry in England
11/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Forestry in England: Seeing the wood for the trees, Session - Speech Link
2: also chairs the all-party parliamentary group on forestry, and other hon. Members. It is also good to see - Speech Link

5. National Tree Strategy
16/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the National Tree Strategy.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Forestry and Tree Planting
1. Tree Planting
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
06/11/2020
... whether he plans to include targets for tree (a) planting and (b) preservation in relation to (i) planning and (ii) building requirements in his forthcoming England Tree Strategy.

2. Tree Planting
asked by: Caroline Lucas
21/12/2020
... whether the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 enable the Forestry Commission to reverse a decision on a tree planting project (a) that has been made incorrectly and (b) where previously withheld evidence has come to light; and if he will make a statement.

3. Tree Planting
asked by: Rupa Huq
22/12/2020
... what plans he has to ensure that uprooted mature trees are replanted.

4. Tree Planting
asked by: Lord Bishop of Salisbury
05/01/2021
... and (3) any future years.

5. Tree Planting
asked by: Jim Shannon
13/07/2020
... what recent steps he has taken to encourage tree planting throughout the UK to help carbon offsetting; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a subsidy for the provision of saplings to landowners to encourage tree planting.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Clark of Windermere Portrait
Lord Clark of Windermere
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Archives and History , War Heritage
Lord Colgrain Portrait
Lord Colgrain
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Game and Wildlife Conservation
Lord Carrington Portrait
Lord Carrington
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Ben Lake MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: ben.lake.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Stuart Goodall, Confor: Promoting Forestry and Wood, 59 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2JG. Tel: 0131 240 1410

Email: stuartg@confor.org.uk

Secretariat:

Confor: Promoting Forestry and Wood acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.confor.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Feb 2021
Source
Confor: Promoting Forestry and Wood
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/02/2021 To : 10/02/2022
Value
£22,501
Date
11 Feb 2020
Source
Confor: Promoting Forestry and Wood
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
Value
£21,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Forestry and Tree Planting APPG

Former APPG Officers
Earl of Caithness Portrait
Earl of Caithness
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021