Grant News: ‘The Northern Forest’

The North of England has significantly less woodland cover than the rest of the country, but project sets to transform the landscape.

The North of England is home to 13 million people but it only has 7.6% woodland cover – much lower than the UK average of 13%. Not for much longer. The Northern Forest is an ambitious plan to plant 50 million trees in and around the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull by 2032.

Professor Zoe Davies and Professor Bob Smith (DICE)) have been awarded a research grant from the Woodland Trust, to support the conservation

Sam Aizlewood will be the data manager and research assistant, working with Zoe and Bob. The project starts on 1st May 2023 for 6 months.


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