Government consults on whether to fine businesses for contributing to illegal deforestation

Parliament has launched a new consultation to explore whether it should introduce new regulations to help prevent forests and other natural areas from being illegally converted into agricultural lands

Tech firm pays for mass tree planting in London after recycling blunder

Certain companies must register with an accredited compliance scheme and recover and recycle packaging waste, which EMC Computer Systems failed to do

England’s ten largest landowners ‘must grow more trees’

That’s the call from Friends of the Earth, which claims some of the biggest landowners in England have woodland cover ‘even lower than the weak national average’

‘England has enough free space to triple existing tree cover across the country’

That’s the suggestion from Friends of the Earth, which has analysed unpublished Forestry Commission data and found there is sufficient suitable land for an additional 3.2 million hectares of trees in addition to existing woodland

New app matches investors and planters to combat deforestation

The World Resources Institute’s platform allows tree-growers to explain the costs of their work and funders will be able to post information about the kinds of projects they hope to finance

Climate change: Government awards funding to plant 50,000 trees

Trees store carbon and can help make towns and cities more resilient

National Trust commits to planting 20m new trees in next decade

The organisation’s Director General Hilary McGrady has announced a series of new initiatives to tackle climate change

Amazon’s indigenous people ‘at risk as deforestation surges in tribal lands’

Advocacy group Instituto Socioambiental notes between January and October this year, more than 24,000 hectares of forest were cleared illegally within indigenous lands

Eco-packaging firm PALLITE plants 2,000 trees

It provided the trees to conservation charity Trees for Life, which is working to save Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest and the wildlife that lives in it

Yorkshire Water to plant 250,000 trees by 2020

The water company has set a target to ensure net zero carbon emissions by 2030