Written by James Swyer, Press & Publications Manager
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Boudicca Fox-Leonard is right to highlight that fixing the climate crisis isn’t as simple as planting millions of trees (Why planting trees won’t save the planet, 18 September). Tree planting can make a real difference, but arbitrary tree planting targets neglect to consider what trees, where they should be planted and what impact they would have on wildlife. As part of a joined-up, landscape-scale national approach to conservation, we should all as land users work alongside each other. We have an opportunity to improve and enhance our existing 3 million hectares of woodland in the UK, whilst also improving carbon-rich hedges and ensuring habitat for species who don’t thrive in these areas. To make the biggest impact, a joined-up vision is essential.