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Trees and Woodlands

The Trees and Woodlands Group discusses and develops Link’s policy position on tree planting and woodland management, including advising on tree-related policies across other Link working groups. The group evolved from a task and finish group established in response to the development of the England Tree Strategy.

Chair: Nick Phillips, The Woodland Trust
Vice-chair: Neil Douglas, RSPB
Link Manager: Lisa Manning, Nature 2030 Policy and Engagement Officer 

Update from the Group:

The Trees and Woodlands Group is working to highlight the importance of trees and woodlands in supporting nature’s restoration, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the benefits they can bring to communities. The group addresses issues including grants, managing woodlands for nature and climate, and will be scrutinising the Government's progress towards tree planting targets.

The group is currently looking at issues relating to woodland management for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and amenity. For further information, contact Lisa Manning (, Link’s Nature 2030 Policy & Engagement Officer.

Last updated: December 2023