Doubling tree cover is vital to tackling the climate and ecological crisis. But England’s biggest landowners don’t have anywhere near enough trees on their land.
Right at the bottom of the list is the Church of England and the Prince of Wales.
The Church’s investment arm – the Church Commissioners – has just 3% woodland cover on its vast estates. The Prince’s Duchy of Cornwall estate does a little better at 6%. But both are well below England’s national average of 10%, which is tiny compared to the EU average of 38%.
With people across the globe already being hit by the climate crisis, we can’t wait for our heel-dragging government to tell landowners to plant more trees. We need landowners to act now.
Prince Charles is well known for his support of environmental issues and the Church has recently made some strong climate commitments. So with your help we hope to secure their support.
Will you sign our open letter asking the Church Commissioners and Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall to grow more trees on their land?