22 million trees planted in Scotland to help meet ‘global climate emergency’

More than 22 million trees were planted in Scotland last year in what has been described as a  “critical contribution to the global climate emergency”.

The new trees cover 11,200 hectares of countryside with more trees planted in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK.

Figures show that 84 per cent of all new planting took place north of the border. Of the new trees planted, around 40 per cent are broadleaves which support greater biodiversity than traditional plantations of conifers.

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