Thursday, December 22, 2011

In Scotland, the aim to Increase Forest Cover from 17% to 25% by 2025 is Hurting Sheep Farming and Driving Up Land Prices.

Scottish farmers and landowners are being offered generous tree-planting grants and a government assurance that forestry cover will be expanded from 17% to 25% of the country by 2025. Yet despite the lures very few have been enticed to turn any of their land over to commercial conifers.