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Using natural regeneration to reforest Britain

Reforesting Britain report cover

In this report, charity Rewilding Britain argues that natural regeneration is the best method of reforesting large areas of land across the UK, and that more active methods (such as planting trees) should be reserved for cases where natural regeneration would be more difficult. The report suggests that doubling woodland cover from 13% to 26% by 2030 is both desirable and achievable. The report stresses that woodland regeneration should take place in a way that supports rural livelihoods and engages communities. 

Read the full report, Reforesting Britain: why natural regeneration should be our default approach to woodland expansion, here. See also the Table explainer What is land use and land use change?

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