In the Guardian yesterday but nowhere to be seen across Scottish MSM:
The amount of carbon dioxide captured by the UK’s forests has fallen by millions of tonnes and will remain at historically low rates for over a decade, because of a failure to quickly replace old forest stocks.
The UK has committed to planting 30,000 hectares (74,131 acres) of new trees annually by 2025 to replace older forests that have been harvested and to increase the UK’s overall tree cover. In Scotland, after falling sharply planting rates have risen recently to 11,000 hectares a year and are helping arrest that decline, but have barely risen in the rest of the UK.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/23/dip-in-uk-woodlands-ability-to-capture-co2-as-felled-trees-not-replaced?CMP=share_btn_link
So, just as well we didn’t follow the advice of Maurice Golden MSP (Con) in 2019 to adopt advice on tree-planting, from England: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/11/21/scottish-tory-suggests-scotland-adopts-failing-uk-woodland-strategy/