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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will meet representatives of the Woodland Trust and Country Living magazine to discuss a register of England's most important trees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 215453 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Defra has received nearly 10,000 emails and letters in support of the campaign for a register of England's most important trees. Defra officials are already in contact with the Woodland Trust on this matter and a meeting has been arranged.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215454 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.983Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
156981
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the Woodland Trust and Country Living magazine's campaign for a register of England's most important trees; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 215454 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Defra has received nearly 10,000 emails and letters in support of the campaign for a register of England's most important trees. Defra officials are already in contact with the Woodland Trust on this matter and a meeting has been arranged.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215453 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.903Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
834478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of their 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, when they will announce (1) to whom the Tree Champion will report, (2) the powers they will use, and (3) the budget dedicated to the delivery of their work plan. more like this
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Viscount Colville of Culross more like this
star this property uin HL5284 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-14more like thismore than 2018-02-14
star this property answer text <p>Further details about the Tree Champion will be available later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-02-14T17:03:42.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-14T17:03:42.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Colville of Culross more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees were (a) planted and (b) cut down in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 261476 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Trees, woods and forests are a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only. Neither Defra nor the Forestry Commission records tree planting data except for trees planted in England with central government support.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the Forestry Commission’s Corporate Plan Performance Indicators, published on 13 June, show that from April 2018 to March 2019 at least 2.06 million trees have been planted with central government support, equivalent to approximately 1,273 hectares of woodland creation.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commissioners are responsible for the control of tree felling under the provisions in Part II of the Forestry Act 1967 (as amended). However, there are a number of exemptions from the requirements for a Felling Licence, including trees growing in private gardens, trees felled directly as a result of the granting of planning permission, felling approved in a legacy English Woodland Grant Scheme and trees felled on the Public Forest Estate. There is also no obligation to fell the trees once a Licence, which can be valid for up to 10 years, has been granted. These are some of the reasons why we do not know how many trees have been cut down. In the vast majority of cases where clear felling has been approved there will be a restocking requirement attached to the Licence.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission also publishes, as part of its Corporate Plan Performance Indicators, the net change in woodland area based on the balance between new planting of woodland and woodland removal, this information was last updated on 13 June 2019 and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/forestry-commission-corporate-plan-performance-indicators" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/forestry-commission-corporate-plan-performance-indicators</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:00:58.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:00:58.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the area of England that is likely to be covered by trees and woodland in 2020; and how this compares with (1) Northern Ireland, (2) Scotland, and (3) Wales. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL4289 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-29more like thismore than 2017-12-29
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an estimate of tree cover in 2020. The Forestry Commission collects and publishes information on tree and woodland cover. The most recent survey results, combining the National Forest Inventory and the assessment of Tree Cover Outside Woodland in Great Britain concluded that tree canopy cover is 15% in England, 19% in Scotland and 19% in Wales. Comparable statistics are not available for Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>These percentages are unlikely to be significantly different by 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-12-29T14:34:43.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-29T14:34:43.38Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the main threats to the health of beech trees in England. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL7852 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan sets out our approach for managing the pressures on our trees. This includes climate change, high populations of squirrels and deer, and certain pests and diseases:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>There are ten pests on the UK Plant Health Risk Register which list <em>Fagus</em> as a major host, including several species of Phytophthora, wood boring beetles and moths. There are a total of 53 pests which pose a threat to broadleaved trees in general, and it is likely that some of these pests will also have <em>Fagus</em> as a host.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Beech trees are susceptible to grazing by deer and bark stripping by squirrels, which can leave the tree vulnerable to infection.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>The Forestry Commission assessed the likely impacts of climate change on existing beech woodland in its 2012 Adaptation Reporting Power report. This concluded that beech may become increasingly challenged in the south and east on lighter and/or thinner soils.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-23T11:41:30.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T11:41:30.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the main threats to the health of lime trees in England. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL7853 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan sets out our approach for managing the pressures on our trees. This includes climate change, high populations of squirrels and deer, and certain pests and diseases:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>There are seven pests, mainly moths and other insect species, on the UK Plant Health Risk Register which list <em>Tillia</em> as a major host. There are a total of 53 pests which pose a threat to broadleaved trees in general and it is likely that some of these pests will also have <em>Tillia</em> as a host.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Lime trees seem to be unpalatable to deer and are not vulnerable to bark stripping by squirrels.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>There has been no specific assessment of the impacts of climate change on lime trees to date.</p></li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-23T12:06:24.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T12:06:24.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review from Keele University, published in the Journal of Ecology, warning that almost all ash trees in Europe will be wiped out due to the fungal disease ash dieback and the emerald ash borer beetle, and what plans they have to tackle these twin problems. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL7346 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-04more like thismore than 2016-04-04
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to protecting our country from tree pests and diseases and we want to ensure that the ash tree continues to have a place in our environment. To support this we have invested over £21 million in tree health research.</p><p> </p><p>Natural tolerance to ash dieback does exist and the UK is leading research to identify resistant strains. Ash trees have a wide genetic diversity and potential for greater levels of resistance compared to other tree species affected by diseases.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no findings of emerald ash borer anywhere in the EU. We have identified this pest as a threat, have introduced restrictions to protect against its introduction and are screening native populations of ash trees grown abroad for resistance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-04-04T12:21:39.333Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-04T12:21:39.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to enable the natural regeneration of trees and shrubs to support achieving the UK's 2050 net zero target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 291295 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>Defra encourages the use of natural regeneration to maintain and create semi-natural woodland where possible on National Nature Reserves managed by Natural England. Natural regeneration can play a role in increasing tree cover to meet the net zero commitment, depending on the landscape and other objectives.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T09:59:03.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T09:59:03.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hectares of trees have been (a) felled and (b) replanted on Forestry Commission land in England in each year since 2000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ross, Skye and Lochaber more like this
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Ian Blackford more like this
star this property uin 22588 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Dumfries and Galloway, Richard Arkless, on 5 January 2016, PQ20410.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 22651 more like this
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less than 2016-01-19T17:02:08.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T17:02:08.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Blackford more like this