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Stamford and Bourne MP Gareth Davies meets with Woodland Trust based in Grantham to discuss environmental value of trees

I am very proud to have many fantastic organisations based our area, but one in particular is engaged in work that will be vital to future generations, writes Stamford and Bourne MP Gareth Davies.

The Woodland Trust, is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity and we are lucky to have them headquartered here in Lincolnshire. I met them recently for a walk around Londonthorpe Wood in Grantham to discuss their work.

Currently only 13 per cent of the UK is forested, this puts us below many other countries in Europe. The Woodland Trust is working to change this with an ambition to plant 55 million trees by 2025. Their work relies not only on the many staff in Grantham but hundreds of thousands of members and volunteers who spend their time protecting our forests across the country. In 2018, volunteers donated 275,000 hours for this effort.

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