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'We must fight for our street trees,' says Grantham Journal reader

Further to the coverage in your newspaper of the drastic tree-felling by Network Rail, readers might be interested that in the year to March 2019, our Government fell short of its target to plant 5,000 hectares of trees by 71 per cent (Guardian, June 13).

Michael Gove, then Environment Secretary, has pledged funding for a further 10 million rural trees and 130,000 urban trees by 2022.

To meet our legally binding climate change targets, the Committee on Climate Changes estimates that we need to plant 1.5billion trees by 2050. These figures don’t add up!

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