Woods and Trees APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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. LIFE in the Ravines
07/05/2021 - Natural England
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Found: woodland management, tree planting and promoting trees with a natural tolerance to ash dieback use specialist

5. woodland management
09/07/2018 - Forestry Commission
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Found: managers. The Capital Woodlands Project is managed by Trees for Cities, which works in partnership with the

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. Biodiversity Emergency
22/04/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Woodland Trust’s recent report, State of the UK’s Woods and Trees 2021, is a startling indictment of the perilous - Speech Link
2: noble Baroness, Lady Young, mentioned trees. Of course, trees are suffering hugely from a deer problem - Speech Link
3: camping out at night to see a rare badger in the woods. Now, dead badgers litter the roadside and the hedgehogs - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Woods and Trees
1. Trees
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
... published on 14 April; and what steps they are taking to ensure that there is sufficient UK and Ireland Sourced and Grown trees to meet demand.

2. Trees
asked by: Lord Patten
... what is their definition of each type.

3. Trees
asked by: Lord Patten
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the numbers of recorded ancient and veteran trees in England are increasing or declining.

4. Trees
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
... whether tree watering by councils should be considered an essential service during the covid-19.

5. 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.

Latest Questions
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15 Current APPG Officers
Navendu Mishra Portrait
Navendu Mishra
Vice Chair
Labour - Stockport
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Carrington Portrait
Lord Carrington
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Blencathra Portrait
Lord Blencathra
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Baroness Young of Old Scone Portrait
Baroness Young of Old Scone
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Michael Fabricant Portrait
Michael Fabricant
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lichfield
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Benyon Portrait
Lord Benyon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
1 APPG Membership
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
Mike Hill Portrait
Mike Hill
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hartlepool
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 1st July 2020