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Friends of the Earth reacts to National Trust’s woodland expansion plans

news release
9th Jan 2020

Responding to the National Trust’s plans for woodland creation, Guy Shrubsole, tree campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:

“Growing billions of trees across the country, at the same time as cutting emissions, is one of the key solutions to the climate crisis. The National Trust’s plans for tree planting are hugely exciting and we hope that more large landowners will step up to create and maintain woodland across their estates.”

ENDS

For more information contact the Friends of the Earth press office on 020 7566 1649 / 07718 394786 (out of hours – please do not text this number) media@foe.co.uk.

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 by visiting friendsoftheearth.uk/trees
  2. Friends of the Earth’s campaign to double tree cover is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
  3. See more about the National Trust’s plans here
  4. 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: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/ follow us at @friends_earth, or like our Facebook page.

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