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Plan to boost UK woodland to tackle climate change

Date : 25th November 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Millions of trees should be planted to cover an extra 4% of the UK in woodland in order to tackle climate change, the Forestry Commission has recommended. It said planting 23,000 hectares a year would make a "significant" contribution to meeting lower emissions targets. Trees suck carbon dioxide from the air and store it in wood, cutting the level of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said the government would work to ensure the planting programme happened.

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