Farming Matters: Richard Edwards - Tree planting without pollarding and coppicing will not get us to net zero

Most native broadleaf trees respond to cutting by sending up dozens of new shoots the following year – a natural process which seems to have been overlooked by Government Ministers, policy-makers and non-governmental organisations with their futures invested in planting trees, says land economist Richard Edwards.

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Farming Matters: Richard Edwards - Tree planting without pollarding and coppicing will not get us to net zero

Most native broadleaf trees respond to cutting by sending up dozens of new shoots the following year a natural process which seems to have been overlooked by Government Ministers, policy-makers and non-governmental...

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