Date lodged: 8 May 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of trees were planted in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 in respect of its 2017 commitment to raise tree-planting rates over time from 10,000 to 15,000 hectares a year by 2025.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 22 May 2019
We have seen significantly increased levels of applications for tree planting approvals in the past year and are confident that this will translate into higher planting rates.
Published figures show that for the 2017 planting year we delivered 7,100 hectares of new planting in Scotland.