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The facts: Climate change and resilient woodlands

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Our climate is changing. Even with very ambitious actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally, some further climate change is inevitable up to at least 2050. Planting and managing trees, forests and woodlands so they are fit for current and future climates must be part of our response.

The time for action is now

Trees play a key role in greenhouse gas removal but can only help mitigate the impacts of a changing climate if they are resilient to those challenges themselves. Species composition, structure and active management will give our woodlands the best chance of survival when our climate inevitably changes.

We need a strong response

The Forestry Commission plays a key role in helping landowners and land managers achieve healthy, resilient woodlands.

We want everybody to take responsibility for our trees and our climate. Share our messages to spread the word and help safeguard our trees for the future.

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  1. Comment by Julie Bolton posted on

    Please can you correct the formatting in the image in the facts section, under the earth / hands picture?

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      Comment by Faye Dawson posted on

      Thank you for letting us know. This has now been corrected.