It’s January, it’s grey, and we’re all very much in need of some good news. So here it is!
It has been revealed that woodland cover throughout Britain has returned to medieval levels thanks to widespread rewilding initiatives.
Thanks to huge tree-planting and reforestation projects, woodland areas are up 5% nationwide from levels just over 100 years ago when the Forestry Commission was first established.
Organisations like the National Trust have been making pledges to plant millions of trees in an effort to rewild Britain’s landscapes. By the end of the decade, the National Trust hopes to have planted 20 million trees, covering an area the size of Manchester.
This is all part of the effort of the UK to achieve net zero emissions by 2030, so we’re all for it!
Read more about Britain’s tree cover here .