The National Trust will convert vast areas of its land from meat production to woodland to become carbon neutral by 2030. It plans to grow 20 million trees over the next ten years by planting saplings or removing livestock to allow self-seeding. Dozens of farm tenancies will be altered as they come up for renewal to cut sheep and cattle numbers. The proposed increase follows advice from the Committee on Climate Change, which recommended last year that the proportion of woodland should rise from 13 per cent now to 17-19 per cent by 2050 to meet the government’s carbon-neutral commitment that year.
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