08 Jan '18, 6pm

U.K. to kickstart 'Northern Forest' with 50M trees | MNN - Mother Nature Network

U.K. to kickstart 'Northern Forest' with 50M trees | MNN - Mother Nature Network

A critical piece of the U.K.'s government's forthcoming 25 Year Environment Plan, the Northern Forest is also an attempt by officials and non-profits to slow the loss of woodlands. Northern England currently has only 7.6 percent of tree cover, below the U.K. average of 13 percent and drastically behind the European Union average of 44 percent. By planting many of the tree in river valleys, its also expected that the project could save more than 190,000 homes from future flood risks, as well as locking up more than 7 million tons of carbon.

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