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Friends of the Earth responds to tree planting announcements from Conservatives and Lib Dems

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Responding to today’s tree planting announcements from the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats, Emi Murphy, Friends of the Earth trees campaigner, said:

“Bolder policies announced from the Conservatives and Lib Dems today are a solid start, but we need greater ambition from all parties to urgently respond to the climate emergency.

“Recent floods show that UK communities are already on the frontlines of climate chaos. Doubling UK tree cover can be a double win for flood prone communities and our climate.

“We need more than the Lib Dems are promising to replace the UK’s lost trees and get us back to the tree cover we desperately need.”


For more information contact the Friends of the Earth press office on 07718 394786.

Notes to editors

  1. Friends of the Earth wants to double tree cover as part of our fight against climate chaos. Find out more about Friends of the Earth’s tree campaign and sign the petition calling for the next government to double tree cover by visiting
  2. About Friends of the Earth: Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to the protection of the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We bring together more than two million people in 75 countries, combining people power all over the world to transform local actions into global impact. For more information visit: follow us at @friends_earth, or like our Facebook page.
  3. Friends of the Earth’s campaign to double tree cover is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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