Funding for country’s trees and forests
This week the government announced £20 million of funding for projects to tackle some of the threats to trees and forests in England. This is alongside additional investment announced for council tree planting initiatives which will see trees planted in communities across England.
In addition, 57 councils in England have received nearly £10 million in funding through the Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund for tree planting activity and woodland creation activity at a local level. Planting will take place across the country in areas with lower tree cover, as well as through schemes expanding existing woodlands in rural settings.
The government also confirmed today that the Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) and the Urban Tree Challenge Fund will reopen for new applications early in 2023. Now in their third and fifth rounds respectively, both funds will see trees planted in rural areas (for LATF), as well as in towns and cities.