Finding the right place for tree planting at scale
19th April 2021
In 2019, the Committee for Climate Change commissioned a study to investigate whether the tree planting ambition of 152,000 ha in Wales was feasible given the changing climate and ecological and soil suitability. In this webinar, we hear from data analysts at Environment Systems how the trees, soil and climatic conditions were modelled together. The findings show changes in the extent and distribution of land suitable for growing trees in Wales by 2080. The findings have implications for how woodland creation targets are met in the context of competing land uses, such as agriculture and energy generation. The webinar explored how this type of climate future analysis can help when considering long-living tree crops. It was presented by Katie Medcalf and Gemma Bell of Environment Systems Ltd, with additional panellist input from Ian Bailey of Triage and Jonathan Cryer of RSPB Cymru.