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Scotland planted over 22 million trees last year, smashing goals

The Scottish forestry agency announced on Thursday that the country surpassed its tree planting goals last year, making what it called a “critical contribution to the global climate emergency.”

  • The Hill

According to Scottish Forestry, 11,200 hectares, or some 43 square miles, of planting was carried out in Scotland in 2018 — a jump from the government’s yearly planting target of 10,000 hectares, which would be approximately…

The Scotsman reported that the planting led to more than 22 million new trees.

Fergus Ewing, the country’s rural economy secretary, called the news “fantastic” in a statement, saying the…

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