Forestry in England: Seeing the wood for the trees Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 Woodland planting and management

Woodland Creation

The ambition

Will the Government meet its ambition?

Woodland Management

Why manage woodland?

3 The grant schemes for forestry

The delivery of grants

Current forestry grants

Current delivery of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS)

Agroforestry and multi-benefits

An integrated land use policy

4 A long-term strategy for forestry

5 Getting the most out of forests and woodland


Projected decline of softwood

Hardwood vs softwood


Biomass boilers

6 Protecting forests and woodland

Ancient Woodland

How much of it is disappearing?

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)


Disseminating forestry research


Conclusions and recommendations

Sub-Committee Formal Minutes

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

17 March 2017