Woods and Trees APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To raise awareness of the UK's woods and trees and to discuss the steps necessary to protect, restore and expand them in a time of climate and nature crises.

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Recent Documents related to Woods and Trees

1. Written evidence: Woodland Trust (further submission) (EB73)
04/11/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: The need for trees ; The Environment Bill and statutory targets for trees and woods in England

2. The management of semi-natural woodlands
05/11/2019 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Semi-natural Woodlands 3. Lowland Mixed Broadleaved Woods PRACTICE GUIDEThe Management of Semi-natural Woodlands

3. Written evidence: Woodland Trust (EB57)
04/11/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: expansion of trees and woodland in England. The strong contemporary focus on the importance of trees in addressing

4. Woods and Trees
24/02/2020 - APPGs

Found: To raise awareness of the UK's woods and trees and to discuss the steps necessary to protect, restore

5. Leaflet: Responding to the climate emergency with new trees and woodlands
17/06/2020 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Leaflet: Responding to the climate emergency with new trees and woodlands This leaflet helps local authorities

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Woods and Trees

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

1: linking this debate to the “Legal rights for ancient trees” petition, to which 17,000 people have added their - Speech Link

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

1: countryside and the creatures, including the plants and trees, that are to be found there. The threats posed by - Speech Link

3. Trees
25/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: manifesto we committed to increasing the planting of trees across the UK to 30,000 hectares per year by 2025 - Speech Link
2: tree planting scheme, bearing in mind that trees that are planted in upland areas will need a growth period - Speech Link
3: guidance will the Government give to ensure that these trees are not subsequently destroyed by grey squirrels - Speech Link

4. Tree Planting
03/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: will be made available for the maintenance of trees and woods that are planted, so that those plantings can - Speech Link
2: diseases that then kill significant numbers of trees. Will the Minister update your Lordships’ House - Speech Link
3: which increase domestic production and grow more trees and plants in this country are welcome and will - Speech Link

5. Protection of Ancient Woodland and Trees
10/12/2015 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered protection of ancient woodland and trees.I thank not only the Chair and the Minister - Speech Link
2: To be clear, we are discussing not only the trees themselves, but the soils underneath them, too. - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Woods and Trees
1. Trees
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
... whether tree watering by councils should be considered an essential service during the covid-19.

2. Trees
asked by: Chris Grayling
... what assessment he has made of trends in the number of trees growing in England in each of the last three decades.

3. Trees
asked by: Paul Maynard
... how many and what proportion of trees are recognised as (a) ancient and (b) veteran in England and Wales.

4. Trees
asked by: Kerry McCarthy
... what steps the Government is taking to enable the natural regeneration of trees and shrubs to support achieving the UK's 2050 net zero target.

5. Trees
asked by: David Drew
... what plans the Government has to (a) collate statistics on the number of trees in the UK and (b) ensure that existing trees are adequately maintained.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Mike Hill Portrait
Mike Hill
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hartlepool
Joined: 24th February 2020
Michael Fabricant Portrait
Michael Fabricant
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lichfield
Joined: 24th February 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Albania , North Macedonia , Waterways
Simon Baynes Portrait
Simon Baynes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clwyd South
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Carrington Portrait
Lord Carrington
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jason McCartney MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: jason.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Owen Pugh, The Woodland Trust, Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6LL. Tel: 07590 269 049

Email: governmentaffairs@woodlandtrust.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Woods and Trees APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Woods and Trees APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 1st July 2020