What makes the strategy so important?
The consultation document is the outline plan that sets out how the Government intends to deliver its promises for increased tree planting, how it will fund and manage woods and trees, where the trees will go and which trees are planted. The final strategy will set the direction of travel for years to come. Those years will be critical in responding to the nature and climate crisis. We must act now.
How can I have my say?
The Government is looking for the views of the public right now. By completing the form opposite, you will be responding to DEFRA’s consultation and your views will be taken into account before the final strategy is published later this year.
Normally, we make responding quick and easy by providing a simple template to which you can add your personal details and submit. But we’ve been told that if we do that for this consultation, thousands of responses might all be counted as just one. For this reason, please take time to craft a more personal response, which includes your own experiences and views. We’ve included hints and tips for each section to help you.
What happens after the consultation has ended?
DEFRA will consider all the responses to the consultation and use them to inform the final strategy. We expect this to be published by the end of the year. If you sign up to receive updates from us we’ll let you know of any developments.